Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) have reported the arrest of a suspected bandit in Jagindi Village, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The suspect, Hussaini Damina, who is on the troop’s watch list, is believed to have been involved in the deadly attack on Ungwan Bido, Jema’a LGA, in late November 2020, which left six people dead and two injured.
Acting on a tip-off on Monday, the troops apprehended him in the Jagindi area.
In another development, a police patrol team has foiled an attempt by armed bandits to kidnap the occupants of a truck along the Udawa-Buruku road in Chikun Local Government Area.
The bandits had barricaded the road and opened fire on a truck loaded with 22 tricycles. The patrol team arrived at the scene in time to foil the attack, as the bandits retreated into the bushes.
The truck driver, one Suleiman Yahaya, sustained gunshot injuries and was taken to hospital, while the truck and cargo were recovered intact.