The Police Command in Edo State said it killed a suspected kidnapper on Monday in Benin in a gun battle along the Benin-Lagos Expressway by Utekon community.
This was disclosed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, in a statement made available to the News men on Monday in Benin.
“On 20/06/2022 at about 04 00Hrs, the Operatives Of Egba Police Divisional Headquarters, Benin city, while acting on a distressed call that a gang of kidnappers/armed robbers blocked the Benin- Lagos Expressway By Utekon Community, Benin, immediately swung into action and moved to the scene and on sighting the police, the hoodlums engaged the Police on a gun duel.
“And in the process, the Police Operatives neutralised one of the kidnappers while the rest gang members escaped with their guns”, Nwabuzor said.
The police spokesman, however, said that a combined bush combing operation is ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.
Police in Edo/ NAN