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Sagamu-Benin Road Kidnap: Police kill 2 suspects, rescue 4

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The Ogun State Police Command said it rescued three Indians and a Nigerian abducted on Sunday by suspected gunmen at the Delabo axis of the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode-Benin Expressway.

Disclosing this at a news conference at the command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, on Wednesday

Police officers are seen conducting checks on vehicles at the Federal High court in Abuja, Nigeria October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Abiodun Alamutu, also announcing the elimination of two suspected kidnappers.

Alamutu stated that the suspects were located in a bush they were hiding through a covert operation of the police.

The CP added that upon noticing the officers’ flashlights, the criminals engaged in a gun battle with the law enforcement team.

However, the anti-kidnapping squad’s superior firepower led to the elimination of two suspects, while the remaining suspects escaped with injuries, leaving behind their weapons.

He said the victims, identified as one Nigerian and three Indian nationals, were safely rescued unharmed and reunited with their families.

“Recovered items include 109 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, five AK-47 rifles, eight AK-47 magazines and two mobile phones,” he said.

Reassuring the public of the police’s dedication to safeguarding lives and property, he said a rapid response team had been deployed to enhance security along the Sagamu-Benin route.

“We encourage the public to report individuals displaying gunshot wounds under reasonable suspicions,” he said.

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