Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command, have apprehended a 20-year-old notorious bandit at the Galadimawa forest in Giwa Local Government Area of the state.
The state Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in Kaduna on Saturday, said items recovered from one of the bandits after a fierce battle with operatives include two AK47/49 rifles with five rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition as well as three Tecno phone handsets and a torch.
Jalige added that after a fierce battle with gallant officers of ‘Operation Restore Peace’, scores of the hoodlums scampered for safety with varying degrees of wounds into the forest.
The police chief said, “On the 18th August, 2022 at about 1150 hours crack Police Operatives of Operation Restore Peace at Galadimawa axis, acting on credible intelligence dislodged an identified kidnappers den at Galadimawa forest.
“The fierce encounter saw the doggedness of the operatives met with stiff resistance from the hoodlums who in the end succumbed to the professional power of the operatives and scampered deeper into the forest with varying degrees of bullet injuries.
“However, the brave Operatives succeeded in arresting one of the bandits named Yusuf Monore ‘M’ 20 years with 2 nos of AK 47/49 rifles, with five rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition. Other recovered items include; three Techno phone handsets and a torchlight.
“The suspect is currently undergoing thorough investigation as operatives are still in the aggressive pursuit of his criminals’ cohorts.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, CP, Yekini Ayoku psc (+) mni, while commending the gallantry exhibited by the officers who partook in the operation, assured of deepening the existing robust synergy and collaborative engagement between the security forces in the state.
“The CP equally charged the law-abiding citizens and residents of the state to always be vigilant and promptly report all suspicious characters to security agencies, while assuring them of the confidentiality of all sources of information.”