Kogi Police Command on trail to apprehend fleeing kidnapper suspects

Kogi Police Command on trail to apprehend fleeing kidnapper suspects

….Recovered One AK47 Rifle, Two Magazines, two round of live ammunition

In continuation of the ongoing onslaught against banditry, kidnapping and other heinous crime in Kogi State, two suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded while one AK 47 Rifle with two magazines and two live Ammunition were recovered.

This was consequent upon a tip off received on 27/05/2024 at about 1130hrs, that some armed hoodlums numbering about three were sighted inside Ankumi forest.

Immediately the Divisional Police Officer of Obajana Division, CSP Oguche Richard mobilized his patrol team in collaboration with the Fulani Vigilantes moved to the area at about 1430hrs.

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On sighting the team, the hoodlums opened fire on them, while the team responded in a gun duel. Due to the superior firepower of the Police team, two of the hoodlums were fatally wounded while the other escaped with bullet wounds. Items recovered from the scene includes, one AK 47 rifle with two magazines and two rounds of live Ammunition. Effort is on going to trail and apprehend the fleeing suspect.

According to a statement issued by SP WILLIAM OVYE AYA,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, KOGI STATE POLICE COMMAND, 28/05/2024, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bethrand C. Onuoha, psc (+), while commending the Officers for their unwavering commitment and dedication in sustaining the tempo in the ongoing onslaught against crime and criminality, assures the good people of the State that the Police is ever determined to sustain the tempo in synergy with other Security Agencies in ensuring the safety of lives and property in the State.