By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Four suspected kidnappers met their untimely death on Friday when men of the Nigerian Army attacked them along Owo-Ifon Expressway, Ondo State.
The soldiers were said to be on patrol, along the expressway when reportedly rammed into the kidnappers who had barricaded the road, while attempting to abduct some travellers.
It was gathered that they had already kidnapped some victims when the soldiers got to the scene.
A source said, “On sighting the soldiers, the hoodlums opened fire on them and the soldiers responded and killed four of the hoodlums while four of the soldiers were also wounded.
“The gun duel lasted for almost an hour but the kidnappers left the victims and ran into the forest, while the injured soldiers were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident and said men of the command were already in the forest in search of the bandits