Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
A kidnap suspect has been killed by operatives of the Nigeria Police, Edo State Police Command.
This was disclosed in a statement by Deputy Police Public Relations Officer (DPPRO), DSP Jennifer Iwegbu, in a statement made available to Stonix News on Monday.
She added that some arms and ammunition were recovered from the deceased while other members of the kidnap gang escaped with injuries.
“The Edo State Police Command under the leadership of CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, in its avowed fight to combat violent crimes in the state, has recorded yet another success.
“A kidnapper was neutralized, arms and ammunition recovered.
“Operatives of the Command in collaboration with local Vigilentee while on routine patrol came across some hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers who have concluded plans to operate along the Benin-Auchi expressway by Obadan junction on 28/08/2022.
“The hoodlums on sighting the team of operatives opened fire on them while scampering for safety, the superior firepower from the team of operatives neutralized one of the suspected kidnappers while others escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries.
“The following items were recovered at the scene following;
1. One cut-to-size barrel gun
2. Four live cartridges
3. One handset
4. One torchlight
Rigorous bush combing is still ongoing to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc while commending the gallantry of the operatives, firmly warns criminal elements and their cohorts relocate from the State or risk being arrested to face the full wrath of the law.
“He further reassures the good people of the State, of the Command’s unalloyed commitment to ensuring a peaceful environment for all,” the statement read in part.