*calls on community to report individuals with bullet wounds
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
In a brilliant move, personnel of the Kaduna Police Command subdued bandits who ambushed them on Monday May 30, 2022 along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, made available to newsmen on May 31.
“On the 30th May, 2022 at about 1130hrs the operatives of the Kaduna Police Command attached to Buruku Division while on routine patrol around Udawa along Kaduna – Birnin Gwari road, ran into an ambush by suspected bandits in their desperate mission to perpetrate violent crime against the unsuspecting commuters.
“The incident happened close to Masallaci village along the said route occasioned by a heavy gun duel between the operatives and the gun wielding bandits.
“The Police Officers alongside vigilantes exhibited an uncommon courage in returning fire with precision which successfully countered the ambush as the bandits were forced to retreat with varying degrees of bullet wounds into the forest leaving behind one AK47 rifle as well as four unregistered operational motorcycles,” it said.
The statement said that the items were recovered to Buruku Police station while efforts are on to trace the whereabouts of the injured bandits to face justice.
“The Commissioner of Police Yekini A. Ayoku psc (+) mni applauded the courage and determination shown by the Officers in confronting our collective enemies and urged them to sustain the tempo as he is ever willing to provide the leadership required in motivating his work force.
“He also called on the communities around the area to be watchful of any person(s) seen with suspected bullet wound and report same to the nearest security formation for prompt action,” it said.