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Police kill suspected kidnapper, rescue two victims In Edo



Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have killed a kidnapper and rescued two kidnapped victims in Uhunmwode Native Authorities Space of the state.


The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the command, Jennifer Iwegbu, who disclosed this in an announcement on Friday in Benin Metropolis, stated the suspects have been arrested in Thursday, September 22.


She defined that the operatives have been on patrol at about 8am, alongside Obadan group off Benin-Auchi Street after they acquired a misery name from residents of In the past-Orio group alongside the Benin-Lagos Street.


In response to residents, a four-man armed gang of suspected kidnappers kidnapped the victims, Samson Osegbowa and Stanley Peters, who had been engaged on their farmlands.                                                               


“As a part of efforts by Edo State Police Command to maintain the continuing struggle towards nefarious actions within the state, particularly kidnapping, Police Operatives of the Command rescued two(2) kidnapped victims,” the assertion learn.


Operatives of the Command on 22/09/2022 at about 0800hr whereas on patrol alongside Obadan group off Benin-Auchi highway in Uhunmwonde LGA of Edo state responded to a misery name from distraught indigenes of In the past-Orio group alongside Benin-Lagos highway {that a} four-man armed gang suspected to be kidnappers had taken two individuals, One Samson Osegbowa ‘M’ 65yrs and Stanley Peters ‘M’ 38yrs, whereas engaged on their farmland.


On receipt of the data, the staff of Operatives in collaboration with the group’s native vigilantes instantly swung into motion, moved to the scene and launched into intensive bush combing. Throughout the rescue operation, each victims have been rescued unharmed and have since been reunited with their members of the family, nevertheless, one of many kidnappers was neutralized throughout the operation.


The next objects have been recovered on the scene of the crime, One Picket gun, three cutlasses, One torchlight, and a pair of operational sneakers.


In the meantime, intensive bush combing of the world remains to be ongoing for attainable arrest of the opposite fleeing gang members.


Whereas reaffirming the Command’s unwavering dedication to making sure a protected Edo state for the overall populace, the Commissioner of Police ( CP )Abutu, additionally appealed for extra collaboration from members of the Public, noting that with credible info there is no such thing as a restrict to what the Police Command can do in combating crimes, particularly heinous ones.

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