Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have killed a bandit and recovered an AK-47 rifle loaded with two rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition.
The bandit was killed on Tuesday during a gun battle between troops of Operation Whirl Punch at a village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
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Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Mohammed Jalige who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday said operatives of the Command attached to Operation Whirl Punch (OPSWP) acted on credible intelligence indicating that armed bandits on a nefarious mission had blocked Galadimawa – Tumburku road of Giwa Local Government Area.
He said that the police operatives who were led by the DPO of Kidandan swiftly mobilized to the scene, engaged the bandits in a gun duel, and countered their heinous raid which forced them to scamper in disarray into a nearby bush with possible varying gunshot wounds.