The Police Command in Kaduna State has said that its operatives arrested a suspected bandit and recovered an AK-47 rifle in the Kudaru forest of Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area of the state.
ASP Mohammed Jalige, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna on Saturday.
Jalige explained that the operatives on Friday at about 0745 hrs intercepted a Volkswagen Golf vehicle, green in colour with Reg.No.KAG 142 AA, heading towards Kaduna while on routine patrol along Kudaru forest in Saminaka.
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According to him, the operatives noticed the suspicious disposition of the occupants of the said vehicle and tried to flag them down, but they instantly parked some distance away and took to their heels into the forest.
He said, “The policemen, however, engaged them in a shootout and succeeded in apprehending one suspect, and when the vehicle was searched, an AK47 rifle was found concealed in a bid to escape the eagle eyes of the security forces along the route.“
Jalige disclosed that the suspect is currently undergoing a thorough investigation and is giving useful information to the police.
According to him, efforts are ongoing to capture the fleeing members of the gang to face the full wrath of the law.
He reported that the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Umar Muri, assured members of the public that the command would do everything possible to ensure that members of the gang were dislodged and their operational weapons recovered.
Jalige charged officers and men of the command to be vigilant at all times to effectively police their areas of responsibilities.
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