Men of the Ogun Police Command have killed two suspected abductors and arrested two others in a gun battle with the hoodlums that allegedly kidnapped three persons at Ode-Omi in Ogun Waterside on Sallah day.
The Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama who paraded the suspects before journalists Command’s Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the State capital yesterday, said the police also killed two of the suspects during a gun duel with the hoodlums in the creek at Ode – Omi, a border community between Lagos and Ogun State.
Four policemen also sustained degrees of injuries in the gun duel which lasted for hours.
The three victims, including the community’s Chief Imam’s son, Abdulazeez Sanni, Adamson Bamidele, and Adam Jelili had come from Lagos to celebrate Sallah with their families when they were abducted.
But the police rescued them unhurt last Friday after spending four days in the kidnapers’ den.
Makama told journalists that his men after they had rescued the victims advanced into the abductors hideout in the creek and engaged them in gun battle.
He said four policemen were injured in the process forcing the policemen to withdrawn but laid ambush for the kidnap suspects.
According to him, four of the kidnap gang who left the creek to relocate ran into the hands of police men and promptly arrested them.
Makama further explained that there was a twist when other members of the syndicate laid ambush around Abigi and J4 area, for the SARS operatives conveying the four suspects were being conveyed from the creek to Abeokuta.
He said the daredevil hoodlums opened fire on the SARS operatives with aim of freeing the four suspects, leading to heavy gun battle.
Makama said two out four suspects were killed in the cross – fire.
At the end of the gun duel, two out of the arrested suspects and one of the attackers were fatally injured. One pump action gun belonging to the attackers and three expended cartridges were recovered at the scene of the ambush while some of the attackers escaped with bullet injuries.
“The Command hereby seize this opportunity to appeal to members of the public, especially hospitals to report anybody seen with gunshot injury to the police in their area”, Makama said.