By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Three gunmen who attacked Mother Cat Construction Company in Mandi, outskirts of Kaduna have died from a gun duel with policemen early Wednesday morning April 3, 2019.
A statement from the Kaduna State Police Command, signed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Finance and Administration, DCP Onah. A. Sunny informed that one of the policemen that repelled the attack later died while receiving treatment from gun wounds sustained, while another who is injured, has been treated and discharged.
“I feel obliged to brief you this morning following an incident that occurred today 03/04/19 at about 0540hrs when some Armed Men entered the Mother Cat Coy at Mando area shooting sporadically and attacking Policemen on guard duty.
“The gallant police men engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel. They repelled the attack and in the process gunned down three of them.
“During the fierce gun duel, two of our men AP NO 161126 Insp Bijimi Maiyaki, F/No 251990 SGT Kabiru Shuaibu attached to Ops yaki sustained injuries and rushed to 44 Army Reference Hospital for treatment.
“However, the NCO died while receiving treatment while the Insp was treated and discharged,” it stated.
He said exhibits recovered from the hoodlums included four AK 47 Rifles; Eight Magazines with one hundred and thirty (130) live Ammo, five (5) pieces of suspected Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and a Golf Wagon vehicle with REG Number W 812 FST.
“Teams of Operatives are still on the trail of the remaining two hoodlums who escaped with bullet injuries. We will update you on later successes in due course,” he added.
The police appealed to members of the public to assist them with prompt and relevant information on any suspicious movement in their respective neighborhood to ensure effective proactive crime prevention efforts.
“The Command highly appreciates the support of the public and the media in our collective stride to bring crime and criminality in Kaduna State.