Governor Abdullahi Ganduje escaped from a robbery attack on
- The robbers reportedly laid siege on Abuja-Jos highway
Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, and his entourage
reportedly escaped a robbery attack on the Abuja-Jos highway,
around midnight on Thursday.
gathered that the governor's director general on media,
Malam Saliu Tanko Yakasai, who confirmed that the happened, said
the situation was handled by mobile police and offiers of the
Department of Security Service (DSS).
A witness who spoke to The Guardian said the bandits mounted a
roadblock and exhanges fire fearlessly with the mobile police.
The source said: “It took the intervention of mobile policemen and
members of Department of Security Service attached to the governor
to save the situation.
“We observed that the pilot car leading the convoy slowed down and
there was a road block mounted by robbers. It was late into the
night and suddenly the mobile Police opened fire on the robbers,
while the DSS and other police men in the convoy later joined in the
shooting till the robbers scampered away."
previously reported that the Kano state
government has revealed why the state governor met with some of
the Igbo leaders in Kano on Wednesday, September 13.
The governor's aide, Salihu Yakassai, said the governor's meeting
with the leaders from the southeast was aimed at assuring the Igbo
living in the state of his commitment to peace and stability in Kano.
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