By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
With informants completely eliminated from communities, bandits would be out of business, the Kaduna Police Command has said, while giving assurance that it is making efforts in reducing crime in the state to barest minimum.
This was expressed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, dated Wednesday May 18, 2022, which also informed of the arrest of a gunrunner.
“However, the Command is soliciting the support of the general public in the area of information sharing particularly on informant to bandits as that is the root of bandits operations.
“If the informants are dislodged, the bandits will be suffocated and lack ground to operate,” it said.
According to the statement, on May 17, 2022, the operatives of the Kaduna Police Command’ attached to Zaria Area Command acted on credible intelligence and succeeded in arresting one Rilwanu Abdullahi ‘M’ of Damari village of Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna State with an AK47 rifle with six hundred (600) rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition.
“The aforementioned suspect was seen in a suspicious manner around Madachi area of Zaria city and on sighting the Operatives, the suspect attempted to escape but was chased and apprehended.
“A search carried out on the Volkswagen vehicle with Reg.no KNC 816 XC led to the recovery of the said rifle,’ it said.
The statement explained that upon further interrogation, the suspect led detectives to another location where an additional Volkswagen car with Reg.No AX 973 LGA was recovered with the said number of live ammunition carefully concealed inside the fuel tank aimed at evading the eagle eyes of security Operatives.
“Despite all odds the Police are not relenting in ensuring that any stone is left unturned in its resolve to reduce crime to the barest minimum,” it assured.