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One bandit killed in Kaduna: Police  

“The operatives engaged the hoodlums with clinical precision and succeeded in countering the bandits’ mission as they were compelled to retreat into the forest.”

• June 24, 2022

The police command in Kaduna says its operatives have killed one bandit and seized one AK-49 rifle and a locally fabricated long-range revolver.

The AK-49 is a slightly more powerful version of the AK-47.

The spokesman for the command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident. He said the tactical operation followed a distress call that bandits were sighted on the Galadimawa-Kidandan road in Giwa local government area of Kaduna.

“Their movement was strongly suspected to be for their usual heinous mission. In a bid to truncate such a mission, police operatives were deployed to the location for a possible engagement and restoration of safety,” said a police statement.

It added, “The operatives engaged the hoodlums with clinical precision and succeeded in countering the bandits’ mission as they were compelled to retreat into the forest. Some sustained bullet injuries while one was gunned down. His AK-49 assault rifle and operational motorcycle were recovered.”

The police added that they also seized a locally fabricated long-range revolver with its 12 polymer cased cartridges.

Mr Jalige said the command had been making efforts to restore public confidence through rigorous patrol and surveillance to prevent further attacks on communities or on commuters.

He applauded the commitment of the operatives and tasked them to sustain recent gains to ensure safety and security in the state. 

(NAN)

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