Operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command have neutralized two kidnappers and arrested three others.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abutu Sunday, in a statement on Monday, December 20, 2022, said the suspects were killed during a gun duel with operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) around Kajola Forest Reserve in Ado-Ekiti.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one AK47 rifle, 37 live ammunition, seven expended ammunition, one Tecno phone and military camouflage.
“Through the Command’s relentless effort to get the state rid of criminal elements, the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Moronkeji Adesina, recently innovated and activated a bush combing operation across all jurisdictions in the state,” the statement read.
“This initiative has paid off as the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) today being 20/12/2022, through their bush combing operation around Kajola Forest Reserve, Ado-Ekiti, neutralized two (2) suspected kidnappers during a gun duel and arrested three of them, namely: USMAN DAHIRU, KABIRU ABUBAKAR and HAMMADU LAWAL while others escaped with bullet wounds.”