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Policemen engage Kaduna bandits in gun duel, kill one

According to the police, there is a manhunt for the fleeing bandits.

• March 12, 2021
Mohammed Adamu
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu (Photo Credit: @policeNG)

The police command in Kaduna said its operatives intercepted, killed a bandit, and recovered an Ak-47 rifle in the Giwa local government area on Thursday.

The command’s spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige, confirmed the incident to journalists in a statement.

Mr. Jalige said on March 11 at about “12:30 hrs,” policemen on routine patrol along Kaya Road, Patika District, intercepted a group of armed bandits “on a heinous mission,” engaged them in a “fierce gun battle and successfully repelled them.”

“In the process, one bandit was killed, and his AK-47 assault weapon with two rounds of 7.2mm live ammunition recovered,” Mr. Jalige said.

He explained that the “doggedness, uncommon courage and tactical operational strategy” adopted by the police officer made the bandits flee into a forest with bullet wounds.

According to the police, there is a manhunt for the fleeing bandits.

The statement added that the police deposited the bandit’s corpse at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika.

“The command has called on members of the communities within the said axis to be watchful and report any suspicious person with injuries to the nearest police formation,” Mr. Jalige stated.


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