On Sunday in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, the Edo State Police Command shot and killed one alleged kidnapper during a routine operation.
In a statement, Jennifer Iwegbu, the state command’s deputy spokesperson, claimed that efforts were being made to apprehend gang members who were running away.
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An excerpt from the statement said, “In a routine ambush, the Edo State Police command won a triumph over kidnappers in the northern senatorial zone of the state.JAMB Result
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“Operatives of the Command on 11/09/2022 led by the DPO Agbede while on routine ambush operation along the pipeline axis of Ughiole Forest in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, encountered some hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers emerging from the forest.Information Guide Nigeria
“The hoodlums sensing the presence of police operatives engaged them in a gun duel while trying to escape back into the forest. However, one of the kidnappers was fatally injured and later died. Others escaped into the forest with various degrees of gunshot wounds.
“Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members as intense bush combing is currently ongoing. Items recovered from the dead kidnapper include; one locally made gun, amulets, charms, and a cash sum of Two hundred and forty thousand naira (N240,000.00).
“The Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, admonished the operatives to rid the state of the vestiges of these undesirables, especially now that the command is intensifying end-of-the-year security cleanup.”
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