*several escape with bullet wounds
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command, responding to a distress call, killed two bandits, while others escaped with gun shot wounds.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday June 2.
“In furtherance to its unceasing onslaught against banditry in Kaduna particularly Birnin Gwari axis, the Command had on 31st May, 2022 recorded another success by neutralising two (2) bandits and recovered two AK47 assault rifles while several others sustained bullet wounds.
“The operation followed a 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 to repel the attackers and an exchange of fire ensued where two of the bandits were neutralised and two AK47 assault rifles recovered,” it said.
The Command said that it is not unmindful of the security challenges particularly around Birnin Gwari axis thus, the Command alongside the state government and other security agencies are working assiduously to ensure that the sanctity of human lives are adequately protected at all times.
“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 these criminal elements.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Yekini A. Ayoku psc(+) mni, is therefore calling on all stakeholders and communities concerned to exercise restraint in the way and manner the situation is communicated to the public to avoid aggravating fears in the mind of the people.
“He reiterated that security is undoubtedly everybody’s business but unguarded communication have the potential to mar the ongoing concerted effort being made to attenuate the negative impact of these challenges to enable famers make maximum use of this farming season to boost the economy of the state.”