gtag('config', 'G-4J8L8BEK7P');
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



Police operatives in Kaduna State have neutralised four Bandits who have been terrorising residents of Saminaka in the 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 to carry out their nefarious activities.

According to the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, the operatives of the Special Tactical Squad Force Headquarters, Abuja (STS) in conjunction with Operation Yaki Kaduna had while on the trail of suspected armed bandits intercepted their target along Saminaka – Jos expressway.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

They were intercepted in a Sharon vehicle blue in colour driven by one 31 year James Dawi of Vom town, Jos South LGA Plateau State.

The police spokesman further disclosed that the suspected bandits sensing an unavoidable danger posed on their way to deliver some dangerous weapons to their cohorts immediately engaged the operatives in a gun battle.

However, the operatives with tactical precision were able to terminally injure four of the bandits, who were later pronounced dead by a medical doctor at the hospital where they were taken to.

The encounter lasted for about 30 minutes as the firepower of the police forced the gunmen to retreat into the forest with bullet wounds.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

An Ak49 rifle and AK47 Rifles loaded with live ammunition, one empty magazine, one hundred and thirty-four rounds of different calibres of live ammunition and an operational motor vehicle were recovered from the bandits, while a female accomplice was also arrested by the operatives during the encounter.

The police spokesman said that the female accomplice had during the course of the investigation confessed to supplying arms and ammunition to bandits within Kaduna State.

He, however, said that discreet investigation into the case has been instituted with a view to unravelling the identities of other criminal gangs as well as finding the source of the dangerous weapons in order to avert future occurrences.

DSP Jalige assured citizens that the criminals will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, Kaduna, Yekini Ayoku has commended the successful operation by his men, even as he called on the public to continue to support the Force with useful information about all and sundry criminal activities, even as police under his watch continue to promptly treat such information with dispatch and absolute confidentiality.


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

In other news


Gunmen early Friday bombed a Police Area Command office at Eika-Ohizenyi in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing one Inspector Jibril on...


Gunmen, on Friday morning, attacked a Police Area Command office at Eika-Ohizenyi in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing an officer, Mr....


The U.S. Senate has passed a gun control bill, for the first time in nearly 30 years. The Senate bill, approved in a 65-33...


The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a suit brought before it by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami....


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed new infections of the monkeypox disease in four states just as the Kwara State Government...


The Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Rivers State, Tonte Ibraye, has chosen Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, as his running mate ahead of...