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Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper, Rescues Four Victims In Edo State

Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper, Rescues Four Victims In Edo State

Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper, Rescues Four Victims In Edo State

Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper, Rescues Four Victims In Edo State

The Edo State Police Command reports that four kidnapped individuals were released while a suspected kidnapper was killed following a gunfight with its personnel.

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A victim who was able to escape the kidnappers’ hideout provided information that led to the gunmen being chased, according to ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the Deputy Spokesperson for the Command.

According to the statement, “Men of the state command, working with members of the vigilante group and hunters, laid ambush at Iyuku Forest, where the incident had taken place, following credible information received at approximately 8:10 am on August 20, 2022, from a man who escaped from a kidnappers’ den on August 18, 2022.

Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper, Rescues Four Victims In Edo State

“At about 11:30 am, one of the suspected kidnappers, while coming from their hideout with a single barrel gun in hand, ran into the ambush laid by men of the command.

“On sighting the police, the suspect began to fire at the security men but he was neutralized in the process, while the other members of the gang escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries.

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“One locally made single barrel gun and four live cartridges were recovered at the scene, while bush combing is ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.

“In a related development, the command also rescued four kidnapped victims in the state, following credible information at the command’s disposal on August 20, that at about 9 pm, hoodlums, suspected to be kidnappers, dressed in military uniforms, emerged from the bush along the Benin-Akure Road, intercepted a car with Reg no MM 528 AA and whisked away the occupants into the bush.

Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper, Rescues Four Victims In Edo State

“Men of the command immediately mobilized to the scene for rigorous bush combing and rescue of the victims and rescued four victims while the kidnappers ran away when they came under severe fire.

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The four victims rescued are Okolie Chukka, Samson Ayodele, Ronke Makinde, and her five years old daughter,” the statement added.


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