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Police Kill 5 Kidnappers – Rescue 1 In Edo

Edo Abduction

The Edo State Police Command, South South Nigeria, have rescued one kidnap victim and neutralized five (5) suspected kidnappers recovering arms and ammunition from the engagement.

Gatekeepers News reports that the command disclosed this in a statement issued through its Deputy Public Relations Officer, Jennifer Iwegbu.

The statement disclosed that the police received credible information about hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers operating in Ughoshi- Afe bush, Ibillo in Akoko Edo LGA.

The command noted that on receipt of the information it immediately mobilized its tactical team operatives from the Ibillo sector and in collaboration with vigilantes and hunters moved to the scene.

The suspected kidnappers on sighting the operatives reportedly opened fire on them which led to a gun duel that left five (5) of the kidnappers fatally injured.

One kidnap victim, a 38-year-old man with the first name, Innocent was rescued unhurt and has since been re-united with his family.

Items recovered at the scene include; two locally made pistols, some fetish items and cartridges.

The Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, who commended the operatives for the gallantry exhibited, assured members of the public that the command will continue to work with relevant stakeholders and law-abiding citizens to ensure a safe Edo State now and always.

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