Defence & Security

Operatives kill 4 bandits, arrest female accomplice in Kaduna

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor

Four bandits terrorizing residents of Saminaka in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been killed by the security operatives.

This was disclosed by the Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, adding that the bandits were intercepted by operatives of the Special Tactical Squad Force Headquarters, Abuja (STS) in conjunction with Operation Yaki Kaduna

DSP Muhammad Jalige
DSP Muhammad Jalige

Jalige explained that items recovered from the bandits include AK47 and AK49 rifles loaded with live ammunition, one empty magazine, one hundred and thirty-four rounds of different calibers of live ammunition, and an operational vehicle.

He said that the bandits met their waterloo on their way to deliver some dangerous weapons to their cohorts when they ran into the operatives who were on trail of suspected bandits along Saminaka–Jos expressway and on sensing danger engaged the officers in a gun battle.

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The police spokesperson said that the officers were able to injure the criminals who were later pronounced dead by doctors when taken to a hospital.

A female accomplice who was arrested, according to Jalige, had during the course of investigation confessed to supplying arms and ammunition to bandits within Kaduna State.

He added that an investigation into the matter is currently ongoing as the command is poised to arrest other criminal elements in the state.

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