Bandits killed four persons and injured four others in Uguwan Dankali in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday, the police said.
In a statement, the state police spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, stated that upon receiving a distress call, a joint response team of the police, the military and the civilian joint task force pursued the bandits.
Mr Hassan added that the bandits abandoned five victims they had already kidnapped in the gun duel that ensued.
“The victims were immediately rescued and conveyed to the hospital alongside the injured,’’ he stated.
He added that the police had arrested a bandit suspected to be one of those who attacked Uguwan Dankali, and he was found to be in possession of several military woodland camouflage wears.
He also stated that the investigation had since started, and efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing other bandits.
Mr Hassan added that the Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Musa Garba, had commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives to the attack.