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Police neutralize one bandit and arrest two others in Kaduna
Police neutralize one bandit and arrest two others in Kaduna

Men of the Kaduna Police Command have successfully neutralised one bandit at Rigachikun in Chikun Local Government Area of the state and apprehended two others.


The command’s spokesperson, DSP Muhammed Jalige, via a statement issued on Sunday, January 15, 2023, said some of the suspected bandits fled with bullet wounds while an AK47 rifle, a locally made General Purpose Machine Gun with 10 rounds of life ammunition were recovered during the burst.


He added that operatives attached to Rigachikun Division on 14th January, at about 0100hours got a distress call that bandits have attacked the residence of one Umar Ibrahim at Amana Maimadachi village with the view to carrying out nefarious activities.


Upon receiving of the distress call, the crack operatives alongside other local security stakeholders swiftly mobilized and headed to the location where they engaged the bandits in a gun duel and successfully thwarted their attempt to abduct law abiding citizens.


In the operation which was tactically executed, one of the armed bandits dressed in military camouflage uniform was gunned down, while others fled with life threatening gunshot injuries.


A serviceable AK47 rifle loaded with four (4) rounds of live ammunition was recovered from the neutralized bandit.

In a related development, operatives of the Command attached to Saminaka Division acted on credible information and launched a successful operation on the 13th January, 2023 at Warsa Piti Area of Saminaka Lere LGA where they arrested two bandits, namely; (1) Dauda Yusuf ‘m’ 35yrs, and (2) Sani Ibrahim ‘m’ 30yrs.

“When a thorough search was conducted on them, a locally fabricated GPMG rifle with its six (6) rounds of live ammunition and a Dane gun were equally recovered,” the spokesperson added.

Upon preliminary investigation, the suspects confessed to the ownership of the weapons and are currently assisting the Police in investigation at the end of which they will be charged to court.

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