Security operatives engage terrorists in Kaduna, kill one, recover weapons
Security operatives in Kaduna State, on Monday, engaged terrorists in a gun battle and killed one, while others fled with bullet wounds.
The Kaduna Police Command stated, yesterday, that in its uncompromising commitment to ensuring the security of life and property, it neutralised one bandit and recovered an AK-47 rifle loaded with two rounds of live 7.62x39mm ammunition.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammad Jalige, said: “On March 13, 2023, operatives of the command attached to Operation Whirl Punch acted on credible intelligence indicating that on the same date about 6.45a.m., armed bandits, on a nefarious mission, had blocked Galadimawa/Tumburku road of Giwa Local Council.”
According to him, the operatives, who were led by the Divisional Police Officer (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 added: “The Commissioner of Police (CP), Yekini Ayoku, while commending the effort of the operatives, 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.”