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Kaduna police gun down two bandits, recover rifles

The Kaduna State Police Command has gunned down two suspected bandits at Kimdi village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state. The bandits…

The Kaduna State Police Command has gunned down two suspected bandits at Kimdi village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

The bandits were reportedly on a mission to kidnap innocent villagers.

According to the command, several other bandits escaped with gun wounds into the forest.

This was contained in a statement signed by the state’s police command Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed.

He explained that the incident happened on May 31, 2022, when the police received a distress call from the area that bandits in their large numbers had invaded the community.

He said, “The operation followed distress information received on the same date at about 1600hrs that some armed bandits in large numbers had attacked Kimdi village of Birnin Gwari LGA in their ignoble mission of kidnapping.

“The Command immediately dispatched a nearby team of crack operatives to the location and an exchange of fire ensued where two of the bandits were neutralized and two AK-47 assault rifles recovered.”

Jalige said the recent successes recorded by the Command and other sister agencies attest to the fact that no effort is spared in prosecuting the war against the criminal elements.

He said the Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini A. Ayoku, called on all stakeholders and communities concerned to exercise restraint to avoid aggravating fears in the mind of the people.

It will be recalled that bandits attacked motorists on the same day along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway, setting ablaze eight vehicles and abducting an unspecified number of passengers.