The Kaduna State government, on Wednesday, said troops of Operation Safe Haven have averted an attack in Magamiya village of Zangon Kataf local government area of the State.
In a statement issued by Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, he explained that, according to a report, gunmen invaded some fields in the village, shooting sporadically.
He said troops responded to a distress call, mobilised to the village and engaged the assailants, successfully repelling them.
The statement said one of the attackers, identified as Yusuf Aliyu, was arrested by the troops and was in custody for interrogation and further investigation.
The statement added that a resident, Shedrach Yohanna, who was hit on his left arm by a stray bullet during the attempted attack was receiving treatment and in stable condition.
Aruwan, however, said receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the troops and commended their alertness in averting the attack promptly.
El-Rufai wished the injured resident a quick recovery and urged security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation.