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  • Updated: May 19, 2024

Kaduna: Police crack team neutralizes two bandits in Kuriga

Kaduna: Police crack team neutralizes two bandits in Kuriga

On Friday, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, dispatched a mobile police squad to Kuriga in Chikun LGA, which neutralised two bandits in the region. 

During a gunfight, the brave police officers also retrieved weapons and ammo from the bandits. 

The operational response to the Kaduna State Government indicated that the operatives reacted to distress calls of a bandit attack on farmers on the fringes of the Kuriga community. 

Upon arrival, the security forces engaged the robbers in a heavy gunfight, during which two of the offenders were killed. The troops retrieved two AK47 weapons and 17 rounds of ammo from the spot. 

Senator Uba Sani, Governor of Kaduna State, received the report and praised the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Audu Dabigi, as well as his officers and men, for their prompt response and successful intervention, which resulted in the neutralisation of two bandits. 

The Governor urged servicemen and other security forces in the surrounding region to continue the pursuit of the criminal elements and guarantee their complete removal. 

Meanwhile, agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have taken 15 alleged online scammers into custody in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The individuals were apprehended near Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria after reliable information was obtained that connected an online fraud network to potential involvement in online fraud.

Among the things taken from them are computers and cell phones. The accused were promptly transferred to the EFCC's Kano Zonal Command for a more in-depth investigation.

The commission further stated that as soon as the investigations are over, they will face legal charges.

Still in Kaduna, one Garba Aliyu was given a three-week sweep order by a Kaduna Chief Magistrates' Court on Thursday for snatching a woman's purse.

Aliyu unlawfully entered Adanna Ebuka's store while posing as a customer and purchasing a loaf of bread, according to the prosecutor, Inspector Chidi Leo, who testified in court.

Leo stated that the complainant's purse was taken by the convicted person when they broke into her store and that the handbag was found after a police inquiry. 

After entering a guilty plea to stealing, the 30-year-old defendant was found guilty and given a sentence.

The convict's guilty plea, according to Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel, had spared the court time, and the sentence would have been worse had he not entered a guilty plea.

According to Emmanuel, the court took Aliyu's first-time status into account.

He emphasised that the court disapproved of criminal activities and counselled the guilty party to refrain from them in the future.

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