Armed bandits in Kaduna State on Saturday killed four police officials deployed in Jankasa village to contain their activities.

The bandits ambushed the officials at the village in Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

After the Saturday attack, the Police Command in Kaduna State announced the death of four of its operatives during gun battle with bandits in the state.

The spokesman for the police in Kaduna State, Sabo Yakubu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Sunday that the attack happened in the early hours of Saturday.

“At about 06:30hrs on August 11, a team of detectives attached to IGP intelligent Response Team ( IRT) while on operation along Jankasa village of Rigasa  in Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna State was ambushed by bandits.

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“After a Fierce gun battle, 4 of our policemen paid the Supreme Sacrifice,” Yakubu said.

He said no arrest had so far been made but assured residents and victims that all the culprits would be arrested and prosecuted.

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He said a team of reinforcement had been mobilised to the area in order  to bring the perpetrators to book.

“We appeal to the general public to assist the police with useful information toward ensuring that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are arrested and prosecuted,” the police spokesman said.

Troops had been deployed in neighbouring Zamfara State where attacks had increased recently, but the bandits are still carrying out attacks. 

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