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Ogun Police Kill Two Kidnappers In Gun Duel  

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By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate on Sunday lost their lives when they engaged men of Ogun State Police Command in a gun battle in Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government.

The two suspects met their waterloo when policemen in Ewekoro divisional headquarters received information at about 7:30 am, that some armed hoodlums with face mask were sighted hibernating in a bush at the back of ICT Polytechnic, Itori.

Couple with the fact that many suspected kidnappers have been traced to the same forest before, the anti-robbery team of Ewekoro division was quickly dispatched to fish out the hoodlums.

On sighting the policemen, the gang opened fire 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.

Recovered from them are; one locally fabricated shotgun, two live cartridges, two battle axes, empty shells of AK 47 riffle ammunition, three android phones, two small phones, 8 pairs of slippers and two school bags.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun who commended the gallantry display of his men, has warned criminals to stop testing the willpower of the command under his watch.

He said doing so would continue to spell doom for them.

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

He, therefore, reiterated the stand of the command to roll out all in its arsenal to wage war against crime and criminality in order to make Ogun state free of violent crime.

 

 

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