The police Operatives of kaduna State Command while on escort duty of an expatriate to Plan Farm Phase at Dankande area of Igabi LGA Police Officers ran into an ambush laid by suspected armed bandits who in their desperate attempt to Kidnap the expatriate, shot berserkly at the Officers which however was met with stiffer resistance from the Operatives. This was contained in a press statement by the Spokesperson of the command ASP Muhammed Jalige.
The gun duel lasted for some time but the Operatives were able to repel the bandits and secure the Indian expatriate unhurt. Meanwhile, the bandits fled into the forest with bullet wounds.
A joint team of the Police and Military personnel while on search of the area recovered the lifeless body of one of the bandit, four (4) AK47 magazines fully loaded with one hundred and twenty (120) rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition and a mobile phone.
The recovered body has been deposited at the morgue while forensic analysis of the said phone is being carried out with the view of getting more details on the gang, their activities as well as location for a possible dislodgement of their Camps.
The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP UM Muri commended the act of gallantry exhibited by the Operatives and urged other Officers of the Command to emulate same.