Many bandits escaped with bullet wounds as police engaged them in a fierce gun battle on Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mudassiru Abdullahi led armed policemen to confront the Bandits who were on a mission of Kidnapping along the Alheri camp axis of the highway the police confronted the Kidnappers in a gun duel.
Police spokesman Mohammed Jalige said, “the Commissioner of Police, Mudassiru Abdullahi while on tour of duty along Kaduna-Abuja road intercepted a large group of marauding armed bandits on a heinous mission around Alheri Camp.”
According to him, “the CP gallantly led his officers and men chased the Bandits into the forest with tactical fire power as a result of which they escaped into the forest with bullets wounds.”
He said, “the precision exhibited by the officers during the encounter is exemplary and serve 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 so as to change the security profile of the road for better.”
Jalige added that “the CP also called on adjoining communities to report any person found with a suspected gunshot wound to the nearest Police formation.”