Police kill bandit, arrest two others in Kaduna
By: Femi Mustapha
While noting that some of the suspected bandits escaped with bullet sounds, the Command stated an AK47 rifle, a locally fabricated General Purpose Machine Gun with 10 rounds of live ammunition was recovered by its men during the raid on the suspected criminals.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Jalige in a statement said operatives attached to the Rigachikun Division on 14th January, 2023 at about 0100 hours received a distressed call that armed bandits have invaded the residence of one Umar Ibrahim at Amana Maimadachi village with the view to carrying out nefarious activities.
According to Jalige, upon receipt of the distress report, the crack operatives alongside other local security stakeholders swiftly mobilized and moved to the location where they engaged the bandits and thwarted their attempt to kidnap law abiding citizens.
“In the tactically executed operation, one of the armed bandits clad in military camouflage uniform was neutralized, while others escaped with various 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’ 35 yrs, and (2) Sani Ibrahim ‘m’ 30 yrs.
“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.
“Upon preliminary investigation, the suspects confessed to the ownership of the weapons and are currently assisting the Police in an investigation at the end of which they will be charged to court.”