Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have neutralised four bandits in Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area of the state.
The operatives also recovered an AK47 and Ak49 Rifles loaded with live ammunition and an operational vehicle used by the bandits.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 16, said the operation led to the arrest of a female accomplice who confessed to supplying arm and ammunition to bandits within the state.
“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 statement read.
“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 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 whom during the course of investigation confessed to be supplying arms and ammunition to bandits within Kaduna State,”
“Meanwhile discreet investigation into the case has been instituted with a view to unravelling 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 to 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 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.
The CP equally called on members of the public to continue to support the Police with useful information about all and sundry criminal activities as Police under his watch would promptly treat such information with dispatch and absolute confidentiality.