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Police arrest bandit, recover guns and ammunition in Kaduna

Security operatives in Kaduna State have arrested a notorious bandit, Yusuf Monore, and recovered two AK 47/ 49 rifles with five rounds of live ammunitions from him.

Kaduna Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Jalige, who disclosed this on Saturday, stated that, other members of his gang escaped with bullet wounds.

According to him, “on the 18th August, 2022 at about 1150 hours, crack Police Operatives of Operation Restore Peace at Galadimawa axis, acting on credible intelligence dislodged an identified kidnappers’ den at Galadimawa forest.

”The fierce encounter saw the doggedness of the operatives met with stiff resistance from the hoodlums who at the end succumbed to the professional power of the operatives, and scampered deeper into the forest with varying degrees of bullet injuries.

”However, the brave operatives succeeded in arresting one of the bandits named Yusuf Monore ‘M’ 20 years with 2 nos of AK 47/49 rifles, with five rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition. Other recovered items include; three Techno phone handsets and a torch.

”The suspect is currently undergoing thorough investigation as operatives are still on aggressive pursuit of his criminal cohorts.

”The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command CP Yekini Ayoku psc (+), mni while commending the gallantry exhibited by the officers who partook in the  operation, has assured of deepening the existing robust synergy and  collaborative engagement between the security forces in the state as we remain resolute and focused on exterminating the enemies of our collective security.

”The CP equally charged the law abiding citizens and residents of the state to  always be vigilant and promptly report all suspicious characters to security agencies, while assuring them of the confidentiality of all sources of information.

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