- A stray bullet reportedly killed a corps member during a shootout along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway
- The corps member is said to have been on board a commercial bus , when the bullet struck him during a clash between soldiers and bandits
- A senior state police official said about seven bandits were killed in the crossfire that left the Corps life demanded
Kaduna – A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) died during a crossfire between security agents and bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
According to the Daily Trust newspaper, the bandits were attacked by the security agents when they tried to cross the highway in the village of Kasarami on Friday, May 13 around 20:00.
D he deceased, who was serving in Abuja, was hit in the head while in a utility vehicle bound for Kaduna.
A senior state police official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak, said about seven bandits were killed in the crossfire.
“The victim was hit by a stray bullet because there was serious crossfire between the security agencies and the bandits trying to cross the main road in Kasarami village, which is a route they use.
“But the security guards, including soldiers, in Rijana engaged them, killed about seven of them and took back motorcycles.”
He said the young man was taken to Saint Gerald Hospital that night but was confirmed dead by doctors.
At the victim’s family home on Gero Road, Tudun Nupawa in Metropolis, a neighbor who also requested anonymity, identified the deceased as Malam Aliyu.
The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Rat arrested while on the road, to supply terrorists with AK-47 in Kaduna
Abdul Adamu Kinkiba, an elected councilor of Kinkiba district of Soba local governorate in Kaduna, was armed with an AK-47 rifle caught on the way to delivering the same thing to terrorists in one of the state’s deadly forests.
Kinkiba was arrested by mobile police officers from the 47 MPF Squad operating along the Galadimawa axis of the state’s Giwa local government.
He was reportedly spotted riding a motorcycle as a suspect and was available for questioning stopped before he was arrested.
Kidnapped Catholic priest of Kaduna dies in gunmen’s camp
In a similar development, terrorists recently found a Catholic priest , Reverend Father Joseph Aketeh Bako, who was kidnapped in Kaduna.
48-year-old Bako was kidnapped from his home at Saint John Catholic Church in Kudenda, Kaduna , when terrorists entered the area.
It was not immediately confirmed whether a ransom was demanded and paid before he was killed by the terrorists.