Police kills 3 suspected kidnappers, rescue victim in Lafia

By Ladi Josh

The Nasarawa State Police Command has killed three suspected kidnappers and rescued a victim in Lafia East Development Area of the State.

The Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police in the State, DSP Ramhan Nansel, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Lafia on Friday.

According to the police spokesperson, the suspects blocked Assakio-Sabon Gida road in the area.

Nansel also said a suspected kidnapper named Friday Orshio was arrested and a locally made gun and seven rounds of 6.72mm ammunition were recovered.

“On 13/4/2023, information was received that suspected kidnappers blocked Assakio-Sabon gida road in Lafia East Development Area of Lafia LGA and kidnapped one Ezekiel Luka ‘m’ of Taraba state.

“Reacting to the unsavoury development, Police operatives attached to Assakio Division, led by SP Ekoja Elaigu, launched a manhunt for the abductors.

“Consequently, on 14/4/2023 at about 1400hrs, the police operatives came in contact with the kidnappers where a gun duel ensued.

“Bowing to the superior firepower of the operatives, three (3) suspected kidnappers were neutralised, the victim was rescued unhurt, one kidnapper (Friday Orshio of Gidan Adamu, Assakio, Lafia East development Area) was arrested and one locally fabricated revolver gun and seven rounds of 6.72mm ammunition were recovered from the suspects as exhibit,” he stated.

Nansel added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Baba, has commended the officers for a job well done and urged them to sustain the tempo and rid the state of criminals.

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