Kaduna State Police Command has killed four bandits in Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area of the state.
The police also discovered an AK47 and an Ak49 rifle loaded with live ammunition and an operational vehicle used by the bandits.
DSP Mohammed Jalige, the spokesman for the police command who revealed this in a statement on Thursday, June 16, said the operation led to the arrest of a female accomplice who confessed to supplying arms and ammunition to bandits within the state.
The statement read, “Sequel to its sustained onslaught against armed banditry and other criminal elements in the State the operatives of the Special Tactical Squad Force Headquarters, Abuja (STS) in conjunction with Operation Yaki Kaduna state Command had on 15th June 2022 at about 0650hrs while on the trail of suspected armed bandits intercepted their target along Saminaka – Jos expressway in a Sharon vehicle blue in color driven by one James Dawi m 31yrs old of Vom town, Jos South LGA Plateau State,”
“The suspected bandits on sensing an unavoidable danger posed in their way to deliver some dangerous weapons to their cohorts immediately engaged the operatives in a fierce gun duel.
“However, the operatives with tactical precision were able to terminally injure four (4) outlaws while others retreated into the forest with severe bullet wounds. The injured suspects were evacuated to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna where they were pronounced dead by a medical doctor on call.
“When the search was conducted in the vehicle and around the vicinity the following exhibits were recovered, (1) one AK47 rifle loaded with six rounds of live ammunitions (2) AK47 rifle (3) One empty magazine (4) One hundred and thirty-four rounds of different calibers of live ammunition (5) One operational motor vehicle.
“The operation led to the arrest of a female accomplice who during the course of investigation confessed to being supplying arms and ammunition to bandits within Kaduna State,”
“Meanwhile discreet investigation into the case has been instituted with a view to unraveling the identities of other criminal members of the gang. as well as finding the source of these dangerous weapons in order to occurrences and make the criminals face the full wrath of the law.”
The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command CP Yekini A. Ayoku applauded this clinically executed intelligence-led tactical operation that has occasioned this breakthrough.
He assured the good people of Kaduna State that the Command will be unrelenting under the direction of the Inspector General of Police, robust support from the State Government, and active synergy with other security agencies in the fight against the enemies of our collective security.