A combined team of the Nigeria Police Force’s ‘Operation Puff Adder’ and that of the Nigerian Army’s ‘Operation Thunder Strike’ has foiled a kidnap attempt by suspected bandits along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

The security team also killed one of the bandits terrorising travellers along the highway.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, said the bandits were intercepted at the area where an exchange of fire ensued.

The encounter, he said, forced the bandits to retreat into the forest with gun wounds while one bandit was neutralised by the gallant troops.

Jalige also said upon the search of the general area, an AK47 rifle and nine bandits’ operational motorcycles were recovered.

The statement said the State Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, was highly elated with the commitment and gallantry exhibited by the combined team and assured them that their sacrifices towards ensuring public safety would not go unrewarded.

Source: PUNCH

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