A notorious bandit in Army uniforms was in Kidandan village of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna on Sunday morning during confrontation with operatives of Police Mobile Force (PMF) on routine patrol in the area.
Spokesperson for Kaduna Police Command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna.
“Today May 7, at about 10:30hrs, operatives attached to 47 Police Mobile Force (PMF) deployed to Kaya on routine patrol along Fatika Road, sighted a gang of bandits riding on motorcycles, dressed in military camouflage.
“The gallant operatives swung into action immediately, engaged the bandits in fierce gun duel and were given a hot chase in the process, one bandit dressed in military camouflage was neutralised, while others escaped with varying degrees of bullet wounds; One bandit’s operational motorcycle was recovered.
According to him, aggressive patrols along the road have been intensified, to forestall future occurrence.
Jalige said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Musa Garba, commended the gallantry and professionalism exhibited by the personnel.
He said the CP urged them to sustain the onslaught against banditry and other forms of criminalities in Kaduna state.