Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the death of three bandits and two policemen in a fresh attack that occurred in Kakangi village of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State. In a statement issued to the press on Sunday and signed by the command’s image maker, DSP, Yakubu Sabo, it stated that the fresh attack happened […]

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Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the death of three bandits and two policemen in a fresh attack that occurred in Kakangi village of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.

In a statement issued to the press on Sunday and signed by the command’s image maker, DSP, Yakubu Sabo, it stated that the fresh attack happened on Saturday evening when gunmen attacked the village.

Tribune Online gathered that dozens of residents were killed while several others were injured. The injured ones are now receiving treatment at Birnin Gwari hospital.

The statement reads in part: We received a distress call through DPO Randagi on 6/4/19 at about 1900hrs that Armed Men in large number entered Kakangi village of B/Gwari LGA a neighbouring community to Niger State, shooting sporadically to attack the villagers.

“Combined teams of PMF Personnel, conventional Police and Vigilante were quickly mobilised to the village engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled the attack.

“Our gallant men gunned down three of the bandits and several others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.

“However, two of our men paid the supreme sacrifice during the intense gun duel with the bandits. One Insp Aliyu Mohammed and Sgt Rabiu Abubakar both attached to Randagi Division, while Sgt Ibrahim Nasir along with six civilians were injured and are now receiving treatment at the General Hospital B/Gwari.

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“The attackers also torched some houses in the village. The Command has mobilised more reinforcement to the area with a view to apprehend the perpetrators of this attack and bring them to justice.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Ahmad Abdurrahman has condemned the attack and assured members of the public that the Command will fish out the culprits.

“He, however, appealed to the good citizens of the state to support the Police with prompt and relevant information that could help in getting rid of the bandits in the state.

“The Commissioner of Police prayed for the repose of the souls of the gallant officers who lost their lives in the operation and quick recovery of the injured persons.”

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Source:Tribune Online