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Edo police foil kidnap of expatriate, recover arms



The Edo State Police Command has mentioned it foiled an try and kidnap an expatriate at Okomu Oil Plantation in Ovia North East Native Authorities Space of the state.

In a press assertion on Saturday by the Command spokesperson, SP Bello Kontongs, the police engaged the suspected kidnapper in a gun duel, arresting a number of the abductors, whereas others escaped with bullet wounds.

The assertion learn, “Operatives of the Edo State Police Command Intelligence Speedy Response Squad acquired credible info on plans of infamous kidnappers to abduct an expatriate in Okomu Oil Plantation in Ovia North East LGA, Edo State.

“On receipt of the data, the operatives, led by the commander, Intelligence Response Squad, swiftly swung into motion and mobilised to the situation.

“The suspected kidnappers on sighting the workforce of Operatives opened fireplace on them. Within the ensuing gun duel, the Operatives neutralised 5 of the suspected kidnappers whereas others escaped with gunshot accidents, whereas one AK 47, one single barrel lower to measurement gun, one lengthy barrel gun and eight dwell cartridges had been recovered from them. Rigorous bush combing to trace different fleeing gang members for potential arrest is ongoing,” he added.

Kontongs additionally mentioned that the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, whereas thanking the general public for immediate info which ultimately led to the neutralising of the felony parts, reinstated his dedication to the safety of residents of the state.

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