No fewer than six gunrunners, one Inspector and a vigilante were killed in a gun duel in Kwoi village of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
ASP Ubah Gabriel Ogaba, the spokesman of the State Police command. who confirmed this in Jos, said the incident occurred on Monday.
He said the command had received information about the activities of a notorious gunrunners in the said area.
According ASP Ogaba: “On 23/08/2021 at about 1400hrs, the command received credible information about the activity of a notorious syndicate of gunrunners at Kwoi Village, in Mangu LGA of the State. On receipt of the information, the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) based in Mangu, Police Operatives attached to Mangu Division, STF and local vigilante were mobilized and swiftly raced to the area.
“On sighting the team, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun duel. But because of the tactical operational capability and superior gunfire of the Operatives, six of the hoodlums were neutralized while others fled with various degrees of bullets wounds and exhibits recovered from them include three AK 47 Rifles with Breach Nos 868, 106076 and 123487.
“Regrettably, one Insp. Abdulrahaman Isah who is the Commander IGP’s Intelligence Response Team based in Mangu and one Hassan Mohammed a local vigilante gallantly paid the supreme price.”
The spokesman further said investigation into the incident had since commenced and efforts were being intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the syndicate.