- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje escaped from a robbery attack on Thursday night
- 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.
NAIJ.com 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 exchanged 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."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com 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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