The Nigerian Police Force in Kaduna says it engaged ten bandits, who blocked Kaduna to Birnin Gwari road, in a gun battle, on Friday, while attempting to kidnap 5 people.

The Command’s Spokesperson ASP Mohammed Jalige said all rescued passengers have been re-united with their families.

In a combined operation with operatives from Abuja, the police said it trailed suspected bandits and intercepted a Toyota highlander car around Saminaka forest of Lere LGA, who also shot at them.

The spokesperson said 2 suspects were injured and eight rifles, one beretta pistol, eleven AK-47 magazines and fifty rounds of live ammunition were recovered.

“One suspect died in the battle”, he said, while the other suspect confessed to be transporting the arms to bandits in Niger, Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara states.

FRCN Abuja/Babatunde Tiamiyu

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