Gallant operatives of the Nigerian Police this week neutralized 6 kidnappers and rescued kidnapped victims in Edo State.
The criminals are said to be part of the notorious gang terrorizing the ever busy Benin/Lagos expressway and environs.
The kidnapped victims were on a public transport vehicle bound for Eastern Nigeria when they ran into the kidnappers in the area around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
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According to reports, a special police squad who were on their way for an inquiry into another matter ran into the suspects during their operation.
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Bello Kotongs, the Spokesperson of the Edo State Police Command, in a statement late Wednesday said;
“Operatives of the Edo State Police Command, while on investigation activities along the Benin/Lagos bypass, neutralized six (6) suspected kidnappers who are believed to be part of the notorious gang terrorizing the ever busy Benin/Lagos express way and environs.”
“Today, 13/04/2022, luck ran out on the suspected kidnappers while trying to whisk away passengers of an 18 seater bus.”
“When the team of operatives saw the suspected kidnappers, they engaged them in a gun duel, in which the superior firepower of the team of police operatives injured six (6) of them, who were then arrested, taken to the hospital, but confirmed dead by the medical practitioner on duty, while others fled in various directions with varying degrees of bullet injuries, and one pump action was recovered from the scene.”
He further disclosed that all of the passengers onboard were rescued unharmed, profiled, and told to continue on their journey.