The Police Command in Kaduna State says its operatives have neutralised a bandit and recoverd one AK-47 rifle with two rounds of live 7.62x39mm ammunition.
In a statement released on Monday in Kaduna, the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the development.
According to Jalige, on March 13, members of the Command Attached to Operation WHIRL Punch (OPSWP) took action in response to credible intelligence that bandits on a sinister mission had blocked the Galadimawa – Tumburku road in the Giwa Local Government Area at around 0645 hours that day.
He said the Police operatives, led by DPO Kidandan, swiftly mobilised to the scene, engaged the bandits in a gun duel and countered their heinous raid which forced them to scamper in disarray into a nearby bush with possible varying gunshot wounds.
Jalige said the state Commissioner of Police (CP), Yekini Ayoku, commended the effort of the operatives.
He said the CP assured members of the public that the Command shall continue to be resilient in its determination to ensuring that criminal elements are denied the space to carry out their villainous activities. (NAN)