The Kaduna State Command has arrested 20 years old suspected bandit identified as Yusuf Monore and recovered two Ak47 rifles.

The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Muhammed Jalige, said: “On the 18th of August 2022 at about 11:50 a:m crack Police Operatives of Operation Restore Peace at Galadimawa axis, acting on credible intelligence dislodged an identified kidnapper from the Galadimawa Forest. The fierce encounter saw the doggedness of the Operatives met with stiff resistance from the hoodlums who in the end succumbed to the professional power of the Operatives and scampered deeper into the forest with varying degrees of bullet injuries.  However, the brave Operatives succeeded in arresting one of the bandits named Yusuf Monore, 20 years old, and recovered two AK 47/49 rifles, with five rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition. Other recovered items include three Techno phone handsets and a torch. The suspect  is currently  undergoing thorough  investigation as Operatives are still on aggressive pursuit of his criminals’ cohorts.”

The State’s Commissioner of Police Kaduna, Yekini Ayoku, while commending the gallantry exhibited by the operatives that took part in the operation, assured of deepening the existing robust synergy and collaborative engagement between the security forces in the State as we remain resolute and focused on exterminating the enemies of our collective security.

The CP equally charged the law-abiding citizens and residents of the state to always be vigilant and promptly report all suspicious characters to security agencies, while assuring them of the confidentiality of all sources of information.

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