Police Kill One Terrorist, Recover Weapons, Motorcycle In Kaduna
From: Femi Mustapha
Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday said its men neutralized one terrorist and recovered weapons in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state.
The weapons recovered include an AK49 assault rifle, a locally fabricated long-range revolver with its twelve (12) polymer cased cartridges, and one operational motorcycle.
In a statement by the Command’s PPRO, DSP Muhammad Jalige, he said the tactical operation which led to the killing of the terrorist and recovery of the weapon was a result of 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.
According to the PPRO, the suspects’ movement was strongly suspected to be their usual heinous mission, and to truncate such a mission, the CP ordered the deployment of a strong nearby force to the location for a possible engagement and restoration of safety.
He went on: “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 AK49 assault rifle and operational motorcycle recovered. Equally, a locally fabricated long-range revolver with its 12 polymers cased cartridges was recovered when a 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,” the PPRO said.