Nigeria Police kill 2 bandits' commanders, recovers cache of arms and ammunition

Nigeria Police kill 2 bandits' commanders, recovers cache of arms and ammunition

- The Nigeria Police Force has given an update on its operations in Kaduna state on Wednesday, Thursday 5

- The police had invaded Kurudu forest in Birnn Gwari Kaduna state and dislodged the Ansaru terror group

- Two commanders of the group were killed during the operation and a large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered

The Nigeria Police Force has announced the death of notorious bandits' commanders in Kaduna state - Haruna Basullube and Bashir Leta.

The criminals met their waterloo when the police stormed Kurudu forest in Birnn Gwari Kaduna state and dislodged the bandits on Wednesday, February 6.

The police in a statement by its spokesman, Frank Mba, described Basullube as one of the most wanted kidnappers/cattle rustlers in the country, while Leta was described as a notorious bandits’ commander.

Nigeria Police kill 2 bandits' commanders, recovers cache of arms and ammunition

Policemen approach the terrorists' hideout during the operation. Photo credit: NPF
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One Mallam Abba who was described as the commander of Boko Haram camp in Kuduru forest and one Mofa - a notorious kidnapper were also critically injured during the opration.

Regrettably, one Inspector Muhammed Abubakar attached to the Police Special Forces died as a result of injuries sustained during the combat.

Thirteen other officers sustained different degrees of injuries and are currently receiving treatment.

During the operation, the police recovered 11 AK47 rifles, 730 rounds of live AK47 ammunition, 152 rounds of GPMG ammunition in two chains, 13 pairs of military camouflage uniforms, 2 cartons and 48 sachets of tramadol, four facemasks, phones and other electronic gadgets.

The special operatives of Operation Puff Adder in collaboration with the special forces of the Police airwing had carried out the operation.

Over 250 members of the terrorists' group were killed in the gun battle.

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