From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Mudassiru Abdullahi yesterday led operatives of the Command to intercept a large group of marauding armed bandits on a heinous mission along Kaduna – Abuja way.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Muhammad Jalige stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna.
The statement stated that the CP was on a tour of duty along Kaduna-Abuja road when he intercepted a large group of marauding armed bandits on a heinous mission around Alheri Camp.
The statement further stated that CP gallantly led his officers and men to chase the bandits into the forest with tactical firepower as a result of which they escaped into the forest with bullets wounds.
“The precision exhibited by the officers during the encounter is exemplary and serves as a morale booster for other operatives to emulate in their unrelenting effort to restore public confidence in line with the mandate of Inspector General of Police IGP Alkali Baba Usman.
“ The CP thereafter charged officers manning various nipping points along the highway to be ruthless on the bandits to change the security profile of the road for the better.
“The CP also called on adjoining communities to report any person found with a suspected gunshot wound to the nearest Police formation”, the statement said.
As of the time of filing this report, the number of the bandits arrested have not been confirmed as the search operation is still going on in the adjacent forests.