In Kogi, Police Kill 2, Arrest 2, Dislodged Kidnapper’s Hideout, seize weapons

One of the suspected kidnappers gun down by the combined security network
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The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Odolu Division in synergy with the Local Vigilante, Hunters have dislodged criminal hideout at Odolu in Igalamela Local Government Area, neutralized two, arrested two suspected kidnappers, recovers one English made Pump Action, seven phones, charms among others.

This is following report from the victim of kidnapping who escaped from their den on Thursday 19/5/2022 while the family were still negotiating for his release. Immediately, the Police operatives were mobilized along with the Vigilante, Hunters into the bush, on sighting the Police the criminal elements opened fire. During the gun duel that ensued, two were neutralized and two were arrested. Items recovered includes; one English made Pump Action gun, seven phones, charms among others.

A press statement issued by SP William Ovye Aya, Police Public Relations Officer,
For Kogi State Police Command, said the breakthrough was as a result of the strategies adopted by the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, psc (+), to curtail activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, bandits, and other heinous crimes in the State.

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One of the suspected kidnappers gun down by the combined security network
One of the suspected kidnappers gun down by the combined security network

The Commissioner of Police while commending the Police Officers as well as vigilante and Hunters for their prompt response to ensure the criminal elements met their Waterloo, assures members of the public that the Police will not rest on its Oars in synergy with other security agencies in the State to ensure the safety of lives and property.

To this end, the Commissioner of Police urge the public to continue to collaborate with the Police and other security agencies in the State by way of volunteering credible and timely information on the activities of Criminal elements.

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