Nigeria: “Police Neutralize Suspected Kidnapper in Niger State; Rescues 22-Year-Old Victim”

Nigeria: “Police Neutralize Suspected Kidnapper in Niger State; Rescues 22-Year-Old Victim”

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

Niger State Police Command officers successfully neutralized a suspected kidnapper in a gunfight following his attempt to evade arrest. This individual was part of a four-person kidnapping group that had threatened a businessman with abduction unless he paid a ransom of N3 million.

The suspect’s plans were thwarted by the swift and decisive action of the police, who also managed to rescue a 22-year-old kidnap victim. According to Wasiu Abiodun, the spokesman for the command, the police received information about the four-person kidnapping ring and their threat to the businessman from Bako-Mission village, Pissa District of Borgu Local Government Area.

Upon receiving this information, the police tactical team, along with vigilante members led by the DPO New-Bussa Division, immediately mobilized to the specified location. They engaged the kidnappers in a firefight, during which one of the suspects was killed, and his AK-47 rifle with an empty magazine was recovered.

The remaining members of the gang managed to escape with gunshot wounds, but efforts are underway to apprehend them. This operation not only restored public confidence but also stabilized the area.

In related news, the state police command has refuted claims that it is preventing trucks carrying food from reaching the southern parts of the country. Governor Mohammed Bago issued an executive order to curb the activities of “speculators” who are allegedly hoarding foodstuffs in the state and other northern states.

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