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Kaduna police kill two bandits during gun battle

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Police have killed two bandits terrorising residents and travellers in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to Channels TV, the development came two days after bandits attacked travellers along the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari Highway, where they kidnapped several passengers and set eight vehicles ablaze.

According to the spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, the two bandits were killed by policemen who repelled a kidnapping operation by a group of bandits at Kimdi village in the Birnin Gwari LGA.

The police spokesman also disclosed that several other bandits escaped with bullet wounds while two AK-47 rifles were recovered by the policemen during the operation.

He said, “In furtherance to its unceasing onslaught against banditry in Kaduna particularly Birnin Gwari axis, the Command had on 31st May 2022 recorded another success by neutralising two (2) bandits and recovered two AK47 assault rifles while several others sustained bullet wounds.

“The operation followed distress information received on the same date at about 1600hrs that some armed bandits in large numbers had attacked Kimdi village of Birnin Gwari LGA in their ignoble mission of kidnapping.

“The Command immediately dispatched a nearby team of crack Operatives to the location to repel the attackers and an exchange of fire ensued where two of the bandits were neutralised and two AK47 assault rifles recovered.

“The Command is not unmindful of the security challenges particularly around Birnin Gwari axis thus, the Command alongside the State government and other security agencies are working assiduously to ensure that the sanctity of human lives is adequately protected at all times”, the spokesman explained.”