Police in Kaduna State have raided a bandits’ camp belonging to one Isiya, a notorious bandit, killed one and arrested two others in Sabon Birni forest of Igabi Local Government Area of the State.
According to a statement issued by the State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, the operation took place on Friday, 31st December, 2021.
The statement explained that the operation was executed by the operatives of the State Command, in collaboration with the Force Intelligence Bureau and Special Tactical Squad of the Force Headquarters, Abuja, as well as some local vigilante.
ASP Mohammed Jalige further explained that nine kidnapped victims were rescued by the operatives, adding that this followed intelligence gathering that victims were held hostage for ransom in the said forest.
The statement added that, “The mission was cautiously and successfully executed which resulted in one bandit neutralized, while many others escaped with varying degrees of bullet wounds.”
It added that two suspects, namely: Rabe Baushe and Badamasi Usman were arrested and taken into custody for further investigation.
The statement explained that eight of the nine rescued victims have since reunited with their families after undergoing a medical checkup at the Police medical facility and were profiled.
The PPRO stated that the remaining victim was rushed to the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna following a bullet injury.
CP Mudassiru Abdullahi, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, hailed the commitment and doggedness of the officers and enjoined them to sustain the tempo so as to usher in the Year 2022 on a high note.
He called on the general public to always support the efforts of security agencies in tackling the menace of armed banditry and other violent crimes in order to ensure sanity in the State.