Nigeria Police Force has Friday raided bandits camp in Kaduna, rescuing nine victims from the den of the kidnappers.
It was gathered that the bandits’ camp belonged to one Isiya, a notorious bandit, located in Sabon Birni forest of Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.
The command said one bandit was killed while two were arrested during the operation carried out on 31st December 2021.
The State Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, disclosed in a statement issued on Saturday.
According to him, the operation was carried out by the operatives of the state command in collaboration with the Force Intelligence Bureau and Special Tactical Squad of the Force Headquarters, Abuja and some local vigilantes.
He also said nine kidnapped victims were rescued by the operatives that stormed the camp after gathering intelligence that victims were held hostage for ransom in the said forest.
“The mission was cautiously and successfully executed which resulted in one bandit neutralized, while many others escaped with varying degrees of bullet wounds.
“Two suspects namely; Rabe Baushe and Badamasi Usman, were arrested and taken into custody for further investigation,” he said.
Meanwhile, eight of the nine rescued victims have since reunited with their families after undergoing a medical checkup at the Police medical facility and were profiled.
He said the remaining victim was rushed to the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna having sustained a bullet injury.
The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, CP Mudassiru Abdullahi psc, applauded the commitment and doggedness of the officers and tasked them to sustain the tempo so as to usher in the Year 2022 on a high note.
He further called on the general public to as usual and always support the efforts of security agencies in tackling the menace of armed banditry and other violent crimes in the state.