One suspect has been arrested as troops of Operation Safe Haven averted an attack in Magamiya village of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, August 4, said gunmen invaded some fields in the village, shooting sporadically.
"Troops responded to a distress call, mobilized to the village and engaged the assailants, successfully repelling them. One of the attackers, identified as Yusuf Aliyu, was arrested by the troops and is in custody for interrogation and further investigation," he stated.
A resident, Shedrach Yohanna was hit on his left arm by a stray bullet during the attempted attack. He is receiving treatment and is in stable condition.
Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the troops and commended their alertness in averting the attack promptly. He wished the injured resident a quick recovery and urged security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation.