Wednesday 9 August 2023

Police In Face-to-face Crossfire with Kidnappers in Osun

Operatives of the Nigerian police force and hunters have engaged suspected kidnappers in gun-battle in Iwo area of Osun state.

The armed kidnappers numbering about eleven were said to have invaded a Fulani settlement at Agbese village near Idi Araba, Oke Oba, Iwo West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) to kidnap a cattle trader named Alhaji Adamu.

It was gathered that the suspects kidnapped and took their victim into a forest around the area, prompting a resident of the village to inform the local hunters in the area.

The local hunters later informed the police who mobilised to support the rescue team.

A security source on Wednesday said; “The police led the rescue operation in conjunction with the local hunters. We combed the forest and sighted the abductors and their captive.

We engaged them in a gun battle and during the cross exchange of fire, two of the abductors were neutralized while others escaped with gunshot injuries.”

We rescued the victim and took him to a hospital in Iwo town. The remains of the fallen abductors have been taken to the Police station in Iwo.”

The spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

Opalola stated that the police would not allow criminals to hold sway in any part of the state

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