15th March, 2023
Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have neutralised a bandit and recovered an AK-47 rifle loaded with two rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition.
The bandit was killed on Tuesday during a gun battle between troops of Operation Whirl Punch at a village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
DSP Mohammed Jalige, the state police public relations officer, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said operatives of the Command attached to Operation Whirl Punch (OPSWP) acted on credible intelligence indicating that armed bandits on a nefarious mission had blocked the Galadimawa – Tumburku road of Giwa Local Government Area.
Led by the DPO of Kidandan, the police operatives swiftly mobilized to the scene, engaged the bandits in a gun duel, and countered their heinous raid.
They were forced to scamper in disarray into a nearby bush with possible varying gunshot wounds.