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Governor praises Police Command for killing armed bandit after prolonged gun battle

The Kaduna State Government has showered praises on operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Kaduna State Police Command for their role in foiling a plan by armed bandits to kidnap some persons in Dankande, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State on Monday.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

In the statement, Aruwan said that the Police engaged the bandits in a gun battle. He said that some of the bandits were shot at, and that the field with gunshot wounds.

He also said that one of the bandits died as a result of his wounds, he said that the Police recovered some weapons from the bush the bandits fled into.

Part of the statement reads, “The officers, while providing an escort detail to an expatriate late on Monday night, ran into an ambush laid by armed bandits around Dankande.”


“After a prolonged gun duel, the bandits were repelled, many carrying serious gunshot wounds as they fled into the forest. A subsequent search of the area yielded the lifeless body of one of the bandits, along with four AK-47 magazines, loaded with 120 rounds of live ammunition. A mobile phone was also recovered, and is now central to ongoing investigations.”

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai welcomed the report with satisfaction, and has conveyed his gratitude to the Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Muri and his team.”

“The Governor reserved special praise for the operatives who foiled the attack, and lauded their gallantry.”

“Letters of commendation from the Governor will be issued to the police operatives, “the statement said.

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