Police engage, arrest suspected bandit with AK-49, AK-47 rifles 




Kaduna Police command has arrested a suspected bandit with AK-49 and AK-47 rifles after engaging the bandits in a gun battle at Galadimawa Forest in Giwa local government area of Kaduna state. 

Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammed Jalige, said the police succeeded in dislodging the bandits from their den forcing them to scamper into the forest.

“On the 18th August, 2022 at about 1150 hours crack Police Operatives of Operation Restore Peace at Galadimawa axis, acting on credible intelligence dislodged an identified kidnappers den at Galadimawa forest,” DSP Jalige said in a statement. 

“The fierce encounter saw the doggedness of the Operatives met with stiff resistance from the hoodlums who at the end succumbed to the professional power of the Operatives, and scampered deeper into the forest with varying degrees of bullet injuries.

“However, the brave Operatives succeeded in arresting one of the bandits named Yusuf Monore ‘M’ 20 years with 2 nos of AK 47/49 rifles, with five rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition. Other recovered items include; three Techno phone handsets and a torchlight.

“The suspect is currently undergoing thorough investigation as Operatives are still on aggressive pursuit of his criminals cohorts.

“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP Yekini Ayoku, while commending the gallantry exhibited by the officers who partook in the  operation, assured of deepening the existing robust synergy and  collaborative engagement between the security forces in the state as we remain resolute and focused on exterminating the enemies of our collective security. 

“The CP equally charged the law abiding citizens and residents of the state to always be vigilant and promptly report all suspicious characters to security agencies, while assuring them of the confidentiality of all sources of information,” the police spokesman said. 

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