Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command, on Monday, killed a bandit and recovered one AK-47 rifle with two rounds of live 7.62x39mm ammunition.
The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the development in a statement made available to Pageone.
Jalige said, “On March 13, operatives of the Command attached to Operation WHIRL Punch acted on a received credible intelligence indicating that on the same date at about 0645 hrs, bandits on a nefarious mission had blocked Galadimawa – Tumburku road of Giwa Local Government Area.
“Police operatives, led by DPO Kidandan, swiftly mobilised to the scene, engaged the bandits in a gun duel and countered their heinous raid which forced them to scamper in disarray into a nearby bush with possible varying gunshot wounds.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, commended the effort of the operatives”.