Operatives of Kaduna state Police Command on Thursday killed a bandit and recovered one AK-49 rifle, one local long range revolver, 12 polymer cased cartridges and one operational motorcycle.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna state command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this to reporters in Kaduna on Thursday said the bandit was killed after Police operatives accost armed bandits at Galadimawa Kidandan road in Giwa local government of Kaduna state and engaged them in shootout. However the Police did not suffer any loss.
“The ongoing offensive against criminal elements by Police operatives under the untiring Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP Yekini Ayoku has once again yielded positive result with one bandit neutralized, the recovery of an AK49 assault rifle, locally fabricated long range revolver with its 12 polymer cased cartridges and one operational motorcycle.
“The tactical operation came via a distress call received in the early hours of 23rd June, 2022 at about 0730hrs that some armed bandits were sighted along Galadimawa Kidandan road in Giwa LGA of Kaduna state. Their movement was strongly suspected to be for their usual heinous mission. In a bid to truncate such a mission, the CP immediately ordered for deployment of strong nearby force to the location for a possible engagement and restoration of safety.
“The Operatives engaged the hoodlums with clinical precision and succeeded in countering the bandits’ mission as they were compelled to retreat into the forest with some sustaining bullet injuries, while one other was gunned down, his AK-49 assault rifle and operational motorcycle recovered. Equally, a locally fabricated long range revolver with its 12 polymer cased cartridges was recovered when search of the area was conducted.
“Meanwhile, efforts are geared towards restoring public confidence with rigorous patrol and surveillance of the area in order to prevent any further attack on communities or commuters.
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command applauded the character and commitment of the officers aimed at the safety and security of the state. He further tasked them to sustain the recent gains since victory is near where criminality will be a thing of the past,” Jalige added.