Six kidnappers die in gun duel with police  

THE Edo State Police Command said six kidnappers were killed on Wednesday during a gun duel in Uzea Forest in Esan Central Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the Command Bello Kontongs disclosed this to The ICIR on Thursday in a telephone interview.

Kontongs said the incident occurred on Wednesday morning during a collaborative effort between officers of the Nigeria Police Force and local vigilante who were tracking kidnap syndicates in the Uzea forest.


READ ALSO:

We are not aware of ISWAP attack on Chibok community – Borno Police Command

Bestiality: Police launch manhunt for lady in viral video

2023: Buhari orders Emefiele, others contesting election to resign

Fuel scarcity in FCT: Marketers shifting supply to regions outside N165/l price band


“On 11/05/2022 at about 07:45hrs, the operatives of the Command in collaboration with local vigilante went on bush combing in an effort to track down, possibly arrest and recover arms from kidnap syndicates who are in Uzea Forest Uromi in Esan Central Local Government Area of the state.

“The kidnap syndicate sighting the team of operatives engaged them in a heavy gun duel, but the superior firepower of the team led to the death of two members of the syndicate,” Kotongs said.






     

     

    He noted that the Command is yet to identify the names of the neutralised kidnappers.

    Kotongs added that during the gun duel, four other kidnappers initially arrested in Ugboha and Ubiaja who were leading the operatives to the syndicate hideout sustained fatal gunshot injuries.

    He said their names were Mohammed Amedu, Shaibu Lawal, Nasiru Mohammed and Mohammed Ibrahim.

    Edo State has recorded several cases of kidnapping in recent times.

    Lukman Abolade is an Investigative reporter with The ICIR. Reach out to him via [email protected], on twitter @AboladeLAA and FB @Correction94

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

    1 COMMENT

    1. I was kidnapped on the road to Uzea on 03/09/2021 and led to the same Uzea forest with severe maltreatment. However, I was released after six days of captivity. May the almighty God continues to elevate the power of the combined team of security architecture in Edo state. Congratulations to Edo state security operatives.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement

    Recent

    - Advertisement