By Abubakar S. H
Kogi state Police Command In its determination to sustain the onslaught against criminals in kogi state, his men have successful neutralized two suspected kidnappers and rescued a victim.
This is contained in a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Kogi state Command, SP William Aya, stated that in compliance with the directives of the new Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, CP Onuoha Bethrand C, his men went into action immediately to clamp down on criminals.
Upon an intelligence reports, the Nigeria Police Force attached to Ife-Olukotun in collaboration with the local vigilante, rescued one kidnapped Victim, neutralized two kidnappers and recovered one AK 49 Rifle with 14 Rounds of live ammunition.
SP Aya explained that consequent upon the report that, some hoodlums have invaded a Camp of one Yahaya of Igbo-Ero in Ife-Olukotun in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state and was kidnapped alongside another victim who were released after being robbed of one ram.
” The Divisional Police Officer promptly swung into action, mobilized a team of operatives in collaboration with the Local Vigilantes following the intelligence and stormed their hideout.
” On sighting the joint team, the hoodlums opened fire on them and in the gun duel that ensued, two suspected kidnappers were neutralized, while the victim was rescued.
” One AK 49 Rifle with 14 Rounds of live ammunition were recovered, but other suspects escaped with bullet wounds, serious manhunt is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects,” the Police spokesperson disclosed.
The Commissioner of Police while commending the joint Police and Vigilantes team for the breakthrough, reiterated his determination to sustain the ongoing onslaughts against criminal elements and to deny them safe heaven to operate in the State.
The CP enjoys members of the public to continue to collaborate with the Security Forces to ensure adequate security of lives and property in the State.