By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Officers of the Kaduna State Police Command have dislodged bandits who attacked and abducted farmers in Giwa Local Government Area of the state, killing two of the assailants and recovering arms, ammunition and their means of conveyance, a motorcycle.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammed Jalige, made available to our correspondent on Sunday July 24, 2022.
“Upon receipt of a report through the DPO Kidandan on the 23rd July, 2022 at about 0800hrs that some armed bandits have kidnapped an unspecified number of farmers working on their farm at Timburku village Galadimawa ward of Giwa LGA, the Commissioner of Police CP Yekini Ayoku psc (+),mni immediately directed the mobilisation of the nearby detachment of Police Operation Restore Peace (hitherto codenamed as Operation Puff Adder II) to the area.
“In the hot engagement that ensued with the armed hoodlums, the professional team of Policemen prevailed with their superior fire power, leading to the neutralisation of two (2) of the bandits, recovery of one AK47 rifle loaded with two (2) rounds of live ammunition, one motorcycle and a machete while the victims (farmers) were rescued unhurt,” it said.
The statement said that, “it is germane to reiterate that this operational breakthrough could not have been achieved without the timely report/ information by the citizens and of course swift response from the Police.
“The Commissioner of Police therefore, once again enjoins the general public to always confide in the Police and other sister security agencies to promptly report any distress situation as he assures them of speedy and effective response.
“Investigation into the incident has since been instituted while surveillance and patrol are on high gear to forestall any further incident as normalcy is restored in the affected area. The populace is as well enjoined to provide information on any person or group who are found nursing bullet wounds,” it added.