Police Operatives Kill Four Kidnappers In Ogun, Recovers Four AK47 Rifles, Ammunition
Police operatives attached to Zone 2 Command, comprising of Lagos and Ogun States, with headquarters in Onikan, Lagos, said they have killed four suspected kidnappers during a gun duel with the members of the gang.
The operatives said that four AK47 riffles, six magazines loaded with live ammunition and one unregistered Bajaj motorcycle were recovered from the kidnappers after the exchange of gun fire.
Hauwa Idris-Adamu, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Zone 2 Command, who confirmed this, said the incident happened in the forest along Ibara, Orile in Ogun State.
Idris-Adamu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said on May 6, 2023 at about 6pm, intelligence report was received by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Zone, AIG Ari Mohammed Ali fcia, that a syndicate of kidnappers who have been terrorizing Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State and its environ were seen somewhere suspected to be their hideout.
“Consequently, a team of detectives from the Zonal Monitoring Unit, were mandated to go after the hoodlum. The swung into action; on sighting the Police in their hideout at a forest along Ibara Orile Ogun State, the kidnappers engaged the detectives in a gun duel where four kidnappers were neutralized while others escaped with bullet wounds.
“Thereafter, when the hideout was later searched, one unregistered Bajaj Motorcycle, four AK47 rifles, six magazines loaded with 20 live ammunition, 10 expended ammunition were recovered.
“Further investigation into the incident revealed that members of the syndicate were drawn from different parts of the country while some of them came from the neighboring countries of Niger and Chad respectively.
“However, efforts are on top gear to arrest the other fleeing suspects while investigation is in progress please,” the police image maker added..