The Nigeria Police Force in Kaduna State engaged bandit terrorists in a fierce gun battle over the weekend, killing two in the process.
The State Police Command confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday by its spokesman, DSP Muhammed Jalige.
The statement said: “Upon receipt of a report through the DPO Kidandan on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at about 0800hrs that some bandits have kidnapped an unspecified number of farmers working on their farms at Timburku village, Galadimawa Ward of Giwa LGA, the Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini Ayoku, immediately directed the mobilisation of the nearby detachment of Police Operation Restore Peace (hitherto codenamed as Operation Puff Adder II) to the area.”
Jalige explained further that the professional team of Policemen mobilized to the scene prevailed over the terrorists despite resistance.
Two of the bandits according to the command were killed while the operatives also recovered one AK47 rifle loaded with two rounds of live ammunition, one motorcycle and a machete while the kidnapped farmers were rescued unhurt.
The statement said: “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.”
Jalige said the command has furthered its investigation into the incident and has since instituted surveillance and patrol to forestall any further incidents 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,” he added.
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