The Ogun State Police Command said it has shot dead a suspected kidnapper during a gun duel in Mologede area of Odeda local government area of the state.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement, adding that the suspect was shot dead on Friday in a forest when the gang engaged the police in a gun duel.
The police spokesman said this followed a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer Bode Olude divisional headquarters at about 12 noon, that a tipper driver has been kidnapped by a group of people suspected to be herdsmen.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Bode Olude division DSP Durojaye Rotimi, mobilized his men, the local hunters, men of So- Safe- Corps as well as policemen from adjoining police stations and moved to the area. While combing the bush, the kidnappers were sighted in the forest where they engaged the policemen in gun battle”, he stated.
” In the process, one of the kidnappers was shot on the leg, while others escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries, while the victim was rescued unhurt. One single barrel gun was recovered from them, while the suspect gave up the ghost on the way to hospital”,Oyeyemi added
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun who commended his men for their display of gallantry, has ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang and also applauded the support given to the police by men of So -Safe -Corps, Hunters and OPC, and sought for continuation of such cooperation.
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