The Kaduna State Police Command yesterday confirmed killing three suspected Kidnapers in a gun battle where it also lost an officer.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration in the Command, DCP Onah Sunny made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Kaduna.
DSP Sunny said, “I obliged to brief you this morning following an incident that occurred today at about 05 40hrs when some Armed Men entered the MotherCart 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.
He disclosed that during “the fierce gun duel, two of our men AP NO 161126 Insp Bijimi Maiyaki, F/No 251990 SGT Kabiru Shuaibu attached to Operation yaki sustained injuries and were rushed to 44 Army Reference Hospital for treatment.
“However, the NCO died while receiving treatment while the other inspector was treated and discharged”.
Exhibits recovered from the hoodlums include four AK 47 Rifles; 8 Magazines with one hundred and thirty (130) live Ammunition, 5 pieces of suspected Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and a Golf Wagon vehicle with REG Number W 812 FST.
He said the teams of Operatives are still on the trail of the remaining two hoodlums who escaped with bullet injuries and will update the public on later successes in due course.
” I want to appeal to members of the public to assist the Police with prompt and relevant information on any suspicious movement in their respective neighborhood so as to ensure effective proactive crime prevention efforts.”Sunny said.
He added that the Command will highly appreciate the support of the public and the media in their collective efforts to bring the rate of crime and criminality down in Kaduna State.