Police operatives in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State have arrested a 20-year-old terrorist, Yusuf Monore, in the Galadimawa forest.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Command, Mohammed Jalige, stated the terrorist was overpowered after a fierce gun battle with policemen.
He added that items recovered from the bandits were two AK-47 and AK-49 rifles with five rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunition and three smartphones and a torch.
“On August 18, 2022, at about 1150 hours, crack police operatives of Operation Restore Peace at the Galadimawa axis, acting on credible intelligence, dislodged a kidnappers’ den in the Galadimawa forest.
“The encounter saw the doggedness of the operatives that met with stiff resistance from the hoodlums who at the end succumbed to the professional power of the operatives and scampered into the forest with varying degrees of bullet injuries.”
He said the suspect was currently undergoing investigation as the police were still in an aggressive pursuit of the criminals. He added that the Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, commended the gallantry exhibited by the policemen.
He charged the law-abiding residents of the state to always be vigilant and promptly report all suspicious characters to security agencies. He also assured them of confidentiality.