The Police command in Edo State said it killed a suspected kidnapper on Monday in Benin in a gun duel along the Benin-Lagos Expressway by Utekon community.
The command’s Public Relations officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday in Benin.
Nwabuzor said: “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 in a gun duel.
“And in the process the police operatives neutralised one of the kidnappers while the rest gang members escaped with their guns.”
The police spokesman, however, said that a combined bush combing operation is ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.