A map exhibiting Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s north-west area.
Five kidnap victims have been rescued as police in Kaduna State arrest suspected gunrunners in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Spokesman of the command, Mohammed Jalige, the police operatives via intelligence info intercepted the bandits numbering about ten at Kaduna-Birnin Gwari street the place they have been trying to kidnap travellers.
The bandits have been arrested by the police throughout their try and kidnap 5 occupants of a Volkswagen Golf automobile heading in direction of Birnin Gwari from Kaduna.
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Jalige stated on receiving the report, the patrol group connected to Buruku Division instantly swung into motion, engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel, and efficiently repelled the bandits who scampered into the forest with varied levels of bullet wounds and rescued all of the occupants of the automobile safely.
The police spokesman added that efforts are on to make sure the fleeing bandits are apprehended.
In one other improvement, operatives of the Kaduna police command have killed a suspected gunrunner in Lere Local Government Area of the state whereas his confederate was arrested.
The command says the suspects have been arrested throughout a routine patrol by police operatives who have been on the path of suspected bandits who intercepted a Toyota Highlander automotive round Saminaka forest of Lere Local Government Area.
The occupants on sensing hazard posed by the officers instantly began taking pictures on the operatives who equally countered the firing, and injured the suspects
Some harmful weapons together with 8 SMG Rifles, One Beretta Pistol, 11 AK47 Magazines, and 50 rounds of seven.62x39mm stay ammunition have been recovered from the suspects.
While one of many suspects died from gunshot wounds on the hospital, his confederate upon interrogation confessed that he was transporting the arms and ammunition to bandits in Niger, Kaduna, Zamfara, and Katsina States.