during an operation near Taraba State.
Yamu disclosed that Operation Zenda Special Crack Squad of the command, following a tip-off, stormed a hide-out of the gang along the border of Taraba State and on sighting the police officers a gun battle ensued.
“The bandits immediately opened fire onsighting the Police team and in the ensuing gun duel, one Danladi Awudu aka Jerry who was hosting the meeting was hit by a bullet while others escaped with bullet wounds as there were tracesof blood stains all over the place, however, he was confirmed dead on reaching the hospital,” Yamu said.
Yamu, who disclosed that the team recovered an assault rifle No. 2051679 with 115 rounds of live ammunition, 10 live cartridges, assorted charms, two army camouflage shorts and other items,
maintained that search for the fleeing members and the gang leader was still on-going.