Police foil kidnap attempt kills bandit.

On Monday night, staff from the Kaduna State Police Command thwarted a bandit’s attempt to kidnap an Indian citizen in Dankande village in the state’s Igabi local government district. However, one of the bandits was killed during the operation, and a joint Nigerian army and police team searched the area on Tuesday and found the body.

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State Police Command Public Relations Officer Mohammed Jalige described the incident in detail in a statement on Tuesday. It said that four fully loaded AK47 rifle magazines containing 120 rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm live ammunition and a mobile phone were found in the body of the robber. According to a police spokesperson, the culprit’s body has been stored in the morgue and the recovered mobile phone is undergoing forensic analysis.

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Jalige said, “On the 21st June 2021 at about 2133hrs, 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 indiscriminately at the officers which, however, was met with stiffer resistance from the operatives.

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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 the search of the area today 22nd June 2021, recovered the lifeless body of one of the bandits, four AK-47 magazines fully loaded with one hundred and twenty 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.”

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