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Police kill bandit, free expatriate in Kaduna

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The police in Kaduna State have killed a bandit and freed an Indian expatriate in a gun battle. They also recovered four fully-loaded AK-47 magazines.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kaduna, Mohammed Jalige, stated yesterday that on June 21, about 2133hrs, while escorting an expatriate to Plan Farm Phase at Dankande in Igabi Local Council, police officers ran into an ambush by bandits, who, in their desperate attempt, to kidnap the expatriate, shot at the officers.

He added that in the gun duel that ensued, the operatives were able to repel the bandits and secure the Indian expatriate unhurt.

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Some of the bandits reportedly fled into the forest with bullet wounds.

“A joint team of the police and military personnel, while on patrol of the area on Tuesday recovered the lifeless body of one of the bandits, four AK-47 magazines fully loaded with 120 rounds of live 7.62x39mm ammunitions, and a mobile phone.

“The recovered body has been deposited at the morgue, while forensic analysis of the phone is being carried out to get more details on the gang, its activities as well as location, for a possible dislodgement of the camp,” he said.

The Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, commended the gallantry exhibited by the operatives and urged other officers of the command to emulate same, the PPRO added.

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