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    Police neutralise two kidnappers, rescue two victims in Kwara

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    By Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

    Operatives of the Kwara State Police Command, in collaboration with the vigilance group and hunters, have rescued two kidnapped victims from the hands of their abductors.

    It would be recalled that on 13th September, 2022 a kidnapping incident reportedly occurred in Shao, Moro local government area of Kwara state involving one Afusat Lawal and her son Taofeek Lawal.

    A statement by the Command’s spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin on Wednesday said: “After an intensive and painstaking search and rescue operation by the Command’s Tactical teams, supported by Vigilante and hunters, the kidnappers were accosted in the bush while sharing the ransom collected from the family of the victims.

    “They opened fire on the operatives immediately they were sighted by the kidnappers. During exchange of fire, two of the kidnappers that suffered gunshot injuries during the encounter were arrested and taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where they were confirmed dead. Consequently, their corpses were deposited in the hospital mortuary for autopsy.

    “Exhibit recovered from the kidnappers include one Honda Accord Saloon car with Reg. Number LAGOS GJ 52 LSR, one single barrel gun and an unspecified amount of money.”

    Okasanmi said effort is being intensified to get other fleeing members of the gang arrested for prosecution, adding that the rescued victims have reunited with their family after being certified medically stable.

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