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Regional News of Monday, 30 August 2021


Police kill 2 suspected kidnappers in Ogun

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The Police Command in Ogun has confirmed the death of two suspected kidnappers killed in a shoot-out with its personnel around Itori area of Ewekoro of the state.

This was confirmed by the command's Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement on Monday in Ota, Ogun.

Oyeyemi said that the suspects met their waterloo after the police received information at about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, that some armed hoodlums were hiding in a bush at the back of ICT polytechnic, Itori, The News Agency of Nigeria said.

He said that the anti-robbery team of the division was swiftly dispatched to fish out the hoodlums from the forest, known to be a hideout for criminals.

“On sighting the policemen, the gang opened fire on them and the policemen engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 40 minutes.

“At the end of the encounter, two members of the syndicate were gunned down while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries,’’ he said.

Oyeyemi said that one locally fabricated shotgun, two live cartridges, two battle axes and empty shells of AK 47 riffle ammunition were recovered from them.

Other items recovered were three android phones, two small phones, eight pairs of slippers and two school bags.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, who commended his men for the feat, warned criminals in the state to stop testing the willpower of the command.

The commissioner also directed a massive manhunt for other fleeing members of the gang.

He reiterated the readiness of the command to use its arsenal to wage war against crime and criminality in order to make Ogun free of violent crimes.