Kaduna Police Rescues 2 Kidnap Victims, Recovers Bandits Operational Motorcycle

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    *bandits succumb to superior tactical fire power, scamper into forest

    By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    The Kaduna State Police Command has ventured into a bandits den, forcing the criminals to abandon two kidnapped victims who have been rescued.

    This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammed Jalige, dated Thursday September 15, 2022.

    “On the 13th September, 2022 at about 1640hrs operatives of Kaduna State Police Command on Operation Whirl Punch (OPWP) while on routine crime prevention patrol and surveillance along Shillalai Road of Galadimawa district of Giwa LGA intercepted a gang of armed bandits bearing sophisticated weapons which resulted in a fierce exchange of fire.

    “The bandits succumbed to the superior tactical fire power of the Police and fled in disarray into forest with varying degrees of bullet wounds,” it said.

    According to the statement, upon further push into the forest, the operatives rescued two female kidnaped victims forced to be abandoned by their fleeing abductors.

    “An unregistered operational Honda Motorcycle belonging to the kidnappers was equally recovered. Preliminary investigation revealed the identities of the rescued victims as Halima Rabiu 16yrs and Suwaiba Nura 27yrs who were kidnapped at Dindibis Gangara of the same Galadimawa district.

    “Subsequently, the said victims were medically evaluated and handed over to their respective families as discreet investigation is still ongoing.

    “The Commissioner Police Kaduna Command CP Yekini Ayoku psc (+),mni has assured the public of the Command ‘s commitment in sparing no effort and resources in ensuring the execution of the ongoing operation to restore public order and sanity in all nooks and crannies of the State while equally soliciting for continuous support from all and sundry in that direction,” it informed.

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