The Benue State Police Command has alleged that a notorious and wanted criminal in the state known as Danladi Audu has been shot dead by its operatives.
Spokesperson of the Command, Moses Yamu. said Audu, who is believed to be a member of the dreaded Terwase Akwaza gang was shot dead during an operation near Taraba State.
Yamu, disclosed that Operation Zenda Special Crack Squad of the Command, following a tip-off had 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 on sighting 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 traces of 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 one hundred and fifteen (115) rounds of live ammunition, ten (10) live cartridges, assorted charms, two (2) army camouflage shorts and other items, maintained that search for the fleeing members and the Gang leader was still ongoing.