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2 Kidnappers Accost A Vehicle Conveying Corps, Abduct 3 Occupants

Two suspected kidnappers has been arrested for accosting a vehicle conveying corpse from Lagos to Imo State.

The suspects allegedly accosted the corpse around Ute River, along Benin-Lagos bypass and also abduct three occupants of the vehicle.

A statement by the Command’s spokesman, SP Kontongs Bello, on Saturday, gave the names of the suspects as Mohammed Ishaku (25) and Mubarak Wada (26).

The statement reads:

“on receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Egba Division, SP John O. Emmanuel, immediately swung into action, mobilized his operatives and the local vigilante group for immediate bush combing.

“They advanced into UTE Forest. After hours of bush combing, they came across the suspected kidnappers.

“On sighting the Police, they opened fire on them. The team of operatives engaged them in a gun duel.

“The superior fire power of the Police operatives made the suspected kidnappers to abandon the victims.

The statement disclosed that two of the suspects were apprehended by the security operatives, while others escaped with bullet wounds into the thick forest.

Items recovered from the suspected kidnappers include three locally-made guns, two live cartridges, two cutlasses and charms.

The statement added that the three victims and two others earlier kidnapped were rescued and have already been taken to the hospital for immediate medical attention.

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