- Police said the men were also armed robbers and kidnappers
- Justice Oraduen died in a gun duel
Men of the Police force intelligence Bureau, Tactical intelligence unit in a joint operation with “OPERATION Yakadi” in Kaduna state have trailed and intercepted three NOTORIOUS suspects alleged to be violent kidnappers, armed robbers and gun runners.
One of the suspects was killed in an ensuing gun battle.
On Friday, 26 March 2021, the Force Intelligence Bureau got credible information that some armed men connecting Kaduna were heading for Niger and Zamfara states to carry out some deadly attacks.
The police trailed them and, in the process, intercepted them in a Toyota Highlander Jeep with registration number LGT 582 JL at the Saminaka area of Kaduna state.
Upon sighting the police, the armed men opened fire, forcing the police to retaliate.
Some of the suspects escaped into the forest, but three were not lucky as they were brought down.
The suspects were identified as James Dungs, Oga Joseph and Justice Oraduen from Plateau State.
Justice Oraduen, however, died in the hospital from severe gunshots injuries.
Upon a search of their vehicle, some arms and ammunition were recovered.
They include 8 SMG rifles, one Barretta pistol, 11 AK47 Magazines, 50 rounds of live ammunition.
Police report sighted by Standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe revealed that the suspects were to deliver the arms to the bandits operating in Niger, Kaduna, Zamfara and Katsina states.
The remains of the dead suspect have been deposited in Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital mortuary in Kaduna state.
However, the police joint crack teams assured that other members of the gang now on the run would be arrested and prosecuted soon.