Kaduna: Police confirm killing of bandit in military uniform, recover arm, motorcycle


The Kaduna Police Command, on Thursday, confirmed the killing of a suspected bandit in military uniform

In a statement on Thursday by DSP Mohammed Jalige, said the operatives, also recovered an AK49 assault rifle, a locally fabricated long-range revolver with its 12 polymer cased cartridges, and one operational motorcycle

He said the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday when security operatives received a distress call that some bandits were sighted along Galadimawa Kidandan road in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State.

According to him, the bandits’ movement drew suspicion, adding that the Operatives engaged the criminals with clinical precision and succeeded in countering the bandits’ mission as they were compelled to retreat into the forest with some sustained bullet injuries, while one was killed.

He added that the dead suspected kidnapper’s AK49 assault rifle and operational motorcycle was recovered

He said the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, applauded the character and commitment of the Officers aimed at the safety and security of the State.

He further tasked them to sustain the recent gains since victory is near where criminality will be a thing of the past.

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