The Police Command in Kaduna State has said four of its operatives died during a gun battle with bandits in the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Sabo Yakubu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday.
“At about 0630hrs 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.
IRT is led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
“After a fierce gun battle, four of our policemen paid the supreme sacrifice,” Yakubu said.
He said no arrest had so far been made, but assured that all the culprits would be arrested and prosecuted.
Yakubu added that 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.