Some bandits reportedly ambushed the Kaduna State vigilance service at Dande Village on their way from way from Damba-Kasaya, in Chikun Local Government Area of the state and killed three members of the outfit.
It was gathered that the members of the vigilance service had gone to Dande village on patrol when the incident happened on Tuesday.
Similarly, bandits on Tuesday opened fire on motorists close to the nation’s foremost military university – the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna access road in Igabi Local Government Area.
However, troops responded and repelled the bandits, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who made the confirmation, said in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement titled, ‘Kaduna loses three vigilantes, El-Rufai commends troops for neutralising bandits, destroying camps’, identified the slain security personnel as Alison Musa, Dauda Audu and Ishaya Sarki while Ayuba Tanko as well as Doza Adamu sustained injuries.
The statement partly read, “The Kaduna State Vigilance Service has informed the Kaduna State Government that the service lost three personnel on Tuesday night in Chikun LGA.
“According to the service, bandits ambushed the personnel at Dande village on their way from Damba-Kasaya in the Buruku general area.”
“Similarly, armed bandits on Tuesday opened fire on motorists close to the Nigerian Defence Academy access road in Igabi LGA. Troops responded and repelled the bandits.”