by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Kaduna State Police Command’s crack squad has reportedly gunned down two notorious bandits and rescued a 65 years old man, in its relentless onslaught against criminal elements in the state.
The command also recovered an AK49 rifle, loaded with twenty-four (24) rounds of live ammunition and one bandits’ operational motorcycle.
This was contained in the statement issued on Thursday and signed by State Police spokesman, DSP Muhammed Jalige.
“The Kaduna State Police Command, under the watch of CP Yekini A. Ayoku, acting in line with the operational direction of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has recorded another tactical milestone in its relentless onslaught against criminal elements in the state.
“The Command had at about 0800hours of 12th October, 2022, received information that some heavily armed bandits in large numbers were sighted around Idasso area of Kidandan in Galadimawa District of Giwa LGA, on a mission to commit atrocity against law-abiding citizens.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Command immediately mobilized a nearby crack squad to advance to the location in a bid to thwart their nefarious mission.
“The resilient officers on getting to the area engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle and successfully neutralized two bandits, while others escaped with varying degrees of bullet wounds.
“An immediate search of the vicinity led to the recovery of an AK49 rifle, loaded with twenty-four (24) rounds of live ammunition and one bandits’ operational motorcycle.
“A kidnapped victim, one Yusuf Dahiru (M) 65yrs, was equally rescued unhurt. Operatives are currently combing the general area with the view to apprehending the fleeing band of marauders,” the statement added.
“The Commissioner of Police has appreciated the sacrifice officers and men of the Command continue to make daily, in order to restore public order and normalcy in our state.
“He equally charged them to continue to work in close synergy with other security agencies and build on the trust of the general public in actualizing their mandate of securing the public space.
“In the meantime, members of the public in the area have been enjoined to report anyone found with bullet injuries to the nearest security formation.”