Ogun Police rescue four, kill two kidnappers in a gun duel.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, on Wednesday, said that the operatives of the command in a gun duel killed two kidnappers who were among the hoodlums that abducted four travellers along Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway on Sunday night.


Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Abiodun Alamutu


Alamutu added that that the four abducted travellers, one Nigerian and three Indian nationals, had regained their freedom.

The Commissioner disclosed this
at a press briefing at the state command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, On Wednesday.

Recovered from the kidnappers were;

109 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition
Five AK47 rifles
Eight AK magazines
And two cell phones

Alamutu recalled how, the Divisional Police Officer in Ikenne received a distress call reporting the kidnapping incident at around 7:10 pm near Delabo junction on the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway on June 30, 2024.

The CP explained that some unidentified armed individuals, believed to be kidnappers, accosted a grey Toyota Rav 4 jeep with registration number AGL 16 JE.

He said, “The armed men, who emerged from an unregistered Venza car, fired four shots at the driver’s side tyre and another at the rear side of the driver, forcing the vehicle to a stop.

“Subsequently, they forcefully abducted the occupants of the vehicle and fled towards Ijebu-Ode.

“Upon receiving the distress call, the Anti-kidnapping squad of the Ogun State Command was dispatched with explicit instructions to pursue the fleeing suspects.

“Through a covert operation, the suspects were located in a bush where they were hiding. Upon noticing the police officers’ flashlight, they engaged in a gun battle with the law enforcement team.

“The Anti-kidnapping squad’s superior firepower led to the elimination of two suspects, while the remaining criminals escaped with injuries, leaving behind their weapons.

“The victims, later identified as one Nigerian and three Indian nationals, were safely rescued unharmed and reunited with their families.”

CP Alamutu said the state police command remains dedicated to safeguarding lives and property, which is considered its primary duty. He explained that a rapid response team has also been deployed to enhance security along the Sagamu-Benin expressway.

The CP urged members of the public to report individuals displaying gunshot wounds under reasonable suspicion as this will help in arresting other fleeing suspects for this evil act.


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