Police smash kidnapping gang, rescue kidnapped 2 victims in Edo

September 23, 2022
12 Views

 

The Edo State Police Command after fierce exchange of gunfire with a kidnapping gang, rescued two kidnapped victims.5

The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer if the Edo State Command, ASP Iwegbu U. Jennifer,  in a statement, narrated that the Operatives of the Command at about 0800hr on Thursday, while on patrol along Obadan community, off Benin-Auchi road in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area, Edo State, responded to a distress call from distraught indigenes of Ago-Orio community along Benin-Lagos Road that a four-man armed gang suspected to be kidnappers had taken two persons, One Samson Osegbowa ‘M’ 65yrs and Stanley Peters ‘M’ 38yrs, while working on their farmland.

She said that on receipt of the information, the team of Operatives in collaboration with the community’s local vigilantes, immediately swung into action, moved to the scene, and embarked on intensive bush combing.

According to the DPPRO, “during the rescue operation, both victims were rescued unhurt and have since been reunited with their family members, however, one of the kidnappers was neutralized during the operation.”

She said that the police recovered the following items at the scene of the crime, One Wooden gun, three cutlasses, One torchlight, and a pair of operational shoes.

The DPPRO said that intensive bush combing of the area is still ongoing for possible arrest of the other fleeing gang members.

While reaffirming the Command’s unwavering commitment to ensuring a safe Edo State for the general populace, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, appealed for more collaboration from members of the public, noting that with credible information there is no limit to what the Police Command can do in combating crimes, especially, heinous ones.

You may be interested

Emefiele: We must tackle oil theft to build reserves, enhance Naira stability
News
News

Emefiele: We must tackle oil theft to build reserves, enhance Naira stability

Webby - November 26, 2022

*Projects inflation will fall below 15% in 2023 *Urges Nigerians to embrace new naira notesBy Babajide Komolafe, Economy Editor Governor,…

Okonkwo Is a Disgrace to Obi’s Team, Igbo Race, for Insulting Soludo’s Mother —Aburime
News
News

Okonkwo Is a Disgrace to Obi’s Team, Igbo Race, for Insulting Soludo’s Mother —Aburime

Webby - November 26, 2022

/* custom css */ .tdi_59.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_59 .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_59.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_59.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0…

2023 elections: Panic as prominent presidential candidate is fined
News
1 views
News
1 views

2023 elections: Panic as prominent presidential candidate is fined

Webby - November 26, 2022

The presidential candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Kola Abiola, has been fined by a Federal High Court in…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.