The Kaduna State Police Command reported on Thursday, that its agents had killed one terrorist and found firearms in the state’s Giwa local government area.
An AK49 assault rifle, a 12-round long-range revolver made locally, one functional motorcycle, and an AK49 are among the weapons found.
NewsReport gathered that the tactical operation that resulted in the terrorist’s death and the recovery of weapons, according to the Command’s PPRO, DSP Muhammad Jalige, was the result of a distress call that was received on June 23, 2022, at around 07.30 a.m., reporting that some bandits had been spotted along Galadimawa-Kidandan Road in the Giwa LGA of the State.
According to the Police spokesperson, the movement of the suspects was strongly suspected to be for their usual heinous mission and in a bid to truncate such a mission, the Commissioner of Police ordered for deployment of strong nearby force to the location for a possible engagement and restoration of safety.
DSP Jalige further said, “The Operatives engaged the hoodlums with clinical precision and succeeded in countering the bandits’ mission as they were compelled to retreat into the forest with some sustaining bullet injuries while one other was gunned down, his AK49 assault rifle and operational motorcycle recovered. Equally, a locally fabricated long range revolver with its 12 polymer cased cartridges was recovered when search of the area was conducted.
“Meanwhile efforts are geared towards restoring public confidence with rigorous patrol and surveillance of the area in order to prevent any further attack on communities or commuters.
“The Commissioner of police Kaduna Command applauded the character and commitment of the Officers aimed at the safety and security of the State. He further tasked them to sustain the recent gains since victory is near where criminality will be a thing of the past.”