Bandits kill 5 policemen in Kaduna, Delta


The Police Command in Kaduna State said four of its operatives had died during a gun battle with bandits in the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sabo Yakubu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Sunday.
“At 06:30hrs on August 11, a team of detectives attached to IGP intelligent Response Team while on operation along Jankasa village of Rigasa in Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna State was ambushed by bandits.
“After a fierce gun battle, four of our policemen paid the Supreme Sacrifice,” Yakubu said.
He said no arrest had so far been made but assured that all the culprits would be arrested and prosecuted.
He said a team of reinforcement had been mobilised to the area in order to bring the perpetrators to book.
“We appeal to the general public to assist the police with useful information toward ensuring that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are arrested and prosecuted,” the police spokesman said.
The Nigeria Police, Delta State Command have confirmed the killing of one of their men by armed men near Kpakiama town, Bomadi Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Muhammad Mustafa who confirmed the killing on telephone in Warri yesterday, details of the killing is still sketchy as investigation is still ongoing.
“It is true and it is confirmed. It is a Police Corporal that was shot dead. The Police and other Security Agents have entered the bush in search of the hoodlums. That’s the situation,” CP Mustafa said.
It was, however, learnt that the heavily armed men ambushed the police who were on stop and search routine and opened fire on them killing one and injuring others.
According to reports, due to the superior fire power of the armed men, some of the Police Officers on duty were lucky to scamper for safety.
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