Security operatives, comprising the military and police, on Friday, repelled an attack by armed bandits on motorists along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
It was gathered that that some gunmen opened fire on motorists near Olam Feeds Company, injuring dozens before security operatives arrived at the scene.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, while briefing journalists at the scene of the incident, said the injured victims were treated first at Olam Feeds Clinic, before being referred to a specialist hospital for comprehensive medical checkup.
He stated that security forces, both ground and air, pursued the remnants of the armed bandits in the adjoining forest.
Aruwan said governor Nasir El-Rufai commends the security operatives for their “uncommon courage and bravery” in repelling the armed bandits”.
“Malam El-Rufai who wished the injured personnel and motorists speedy recovery, also praised medical personnel at the Olam Clinic for stabilizing the injured.
“According to the Governor, the Kaduna State Government will continue to partner with security agencies in the battle against bandits and criminals.
“The security agencies will give a comprehensive briefing after the clearance operation in the general area,” Aruwan said.