Police uncover kidnapper’s hideout, recover live ammunition, others 


CITIZENS COMPASS – Police in Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan Lagos, have uncovered a kidnapper’s den in Abeokuta, Ogun State and recovered some exhibits.

Spokesperson of the zone, SP Hauwa Idris-Adam, disclosed this in a statement, on Friday. 

The statement reads, “On the 6th day of May, 2023 at about 1800hrs intelligence was given to the *AIG Ari Mohammed Ali fcia, * that a syndicate of kidnappers who have been terrorizing Abeokuta (the capital of Ogun State) and its environs were seen somewhere suspected to be their hideout.

“Consequently, a team of Detectives from the *Zonal Monitoring Unit* swung into action; on sighting the Police in their hideout at a forest along Ibara Orile Ogun State, the kidnappers engaged the Detectives in a gun duel where four kidnappers were neutralized while others escaped with bullet wounds.

“Thereafter, when the hideout was later searched, One (1) unregistered Bajaj Motorcycle, Four (4) AK47 rifles, Six (6) magazines loaded with 20 live ammunition, 10 expended ammunition were recovered. Further investigation into the incident revealed that members of the syndicate were drawn from different parts of the country while some of them came from the neighboring countries of Niger and Chad respectively.

“However, efforts are on top gear to arrest the other fleeing suspects while investigation is in progress please.” 


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