Suspected kidnapper killed in gun battle with police

The police in Nasarawa State says its men have killed a suspected kidnapper on the Nasarawa-Keffi expressway.

The Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, April 5, 2024.

The statement read, “On 03/4/2024 at about 2100hrs, a distress call was received that some hoodlums have blocked Nasarawa – Keffi highway around Kemu village in order to kidnap unsuspecting road users.

“Reacting to the unpleasant development, police operatives, in collaboration with the military, swiftly raced to the scene. On sighting the operatives, the criminals opened fire, and a gun duel ensued.

“One of the hoodlums was fatally wounded where one Ak 47 riffle loaded with 11 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered; forcing the hoodlums to abandon their mission and scamper for safety due to the superior fire power of the joint security forces.

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“Findings revealed that the kidnappers had stopped two Sport utility Vehicles in order to kidnap the occupants, but the swift intervention of the joint security forces saved the situation.

“The wounded kidnapper was rushed to General Hospital, Nasarawa, where he died while receiving treatment.”

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