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Kaduna Police arrest suspected bandit, pledge offensive against terrorists  

By Saxone Akhaine and Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
19 May 2022   |   2:52 am
Policemen in Kaduna have arrested a suspected bandit, Rilwanu Abdullahi, with an AK 47 gun and 600 rounds of ammunition.

Policemen in Kaduna have arrested a suspected bandit, Rilwanu Abdullahi, with an AK 47 gun and 600 rounds of ammunition.
 

   
The bandit was arrested in Zaria after the Police acted on intelligence reports.

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Spokesperson for the State Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Muhammed Jalige, in a statement, yesterday, said: “On May 17, operatives of the Kaduna Police Command attached to Zaria Area Command, acted on credible intelligence and succeeded in arresting one Rilwanu Abdullahi of Damari village, Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna State with an AK47 rifle and 600 rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition.”
  
Jalige said Abdullahi was seen in a suspicious manner around the Madachi area of Zaria and on sighting the operatives, he attempted to escape but was chased and apprehended.
   
According to him, a search carried out on his Volkswagen vehicle marked KNC 816 XC,  led to the recovery of the said rifle.
    
He added that upon further interrogation, the suspect led detectives to another location where an additional Volkswagen car marked AX 973 LGA, was recovered with the said number of live ammunitions carefully concealed inside the fuel tank aimed at evading security operatives.
   
Jalige stressed that despite all odds, the Police are not relenting in ensuring that no stone is left unturned in its resolve to reduce crime to the barest minimum.
 
“The Command is soliciting the support of the public in the area of information sharing, particularly on informants to bandits as that is the root of bandits’ operations.

“If the informants are dislodged, the bandits will be suffocated and lack ground to operate,” Jalige stated.

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