Friday 15 July 2016

Police dislodge more kidnap gangs In Kogi; ...4 victims rescued

Nigeria Police
The Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has again smashed more notorious kidnap gangs that have terrorized Kogi State and its environs and rescued four kidnapped victims at different locations in Kogi State.

In a special intelligence-led operation conducted by the operatives of the Intelligence Response Team of the IGP’s Monitoring Unit at different black spots in Kogi State, three members of a notorious kidnap gang were trailed and arrested at their hideouts in the outskirt of Egume and Anyimgba towns in Kogi State.

According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, “The leader of the gang who gave his name as Ibrahim Nasarawa led the operatives of Intelligence Response Team to their den where Edward Abutu Amedu was held hostage.
“On sighting the Operatives, the armed guards who were stationed by the gang to keep watch over their victims opened fire on the Police and the operatives responded and overpowered them in a tactical operation that saw three members of the kidnap gang suffer fatal injuries while their victim was rescued unhurt.
“Sadly, Two (2) of our men sustained gunshot injuries and are currently responding to treatment in the hospital while the other members of the gang escaped with bullet wounds,” he stated.
In another coordinated operation, three members of a dare-devil kidnap gang that abducted Mrs. Mayo Ohemi, Nichodemus Kadiri and Miss Victoria Abdul from Acharu Egume area of Kogi State were arrested.

Their confession led to the rescue of the victims who were incarcerated in the kidnapers’ camp from where they demanded a ransom of 20 million Naira.

The rescued victims who sustained various degrees of injuries in the hands of their abductors are now receiving treatment in the hospital.

Credit: Channels

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