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Lagos state police command kills 9 kidnappers in shootout in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has killed nine suspected kidnappers when the bandits were trying to kidnap a businessman at Ladipo Market, and subsequently engaged the police team in exchange of fire on Thursday.

Penpushing reports that the Command Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin made this known, explaining that the police had been on the trail of the kidnappers after receiving intelligence about their activities.

‘The kidnappers who were caught unawares would not give up easily as they engaged the police officers in a shoot-out. They, of course, bowed to the superior firepower of the police. Nine of them were neutralised while two escaped with gunshot injuries’, he said.

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Penpushing further reports that Hundeyin, a superintendent of police who shared his statement on X, said the shootout occurred in the Ladipo, Mushin area of the state and that several weapons, including Four AK-47 rifles, four locally-made semiautomatic pistols, nine AK47 magazines, three walkie-talkies,” were recovered from the suspects.

Meanwhile, the aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in similar vein, also wrote on Twitter that six of the suspects were killed in the shootout when the kidnappers tried to kidnap a businessman at Ladipo Market.

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