2 kidnapped victims rescued in Edo

The Edo State Police Command said it had rescued two kidnapped victims and killed one alleged kidnapper on the Benin-Lagos highway.

This was stated in a statement released on Friday in Benin by ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the command’s deputy police public relations officer.

Iwegbu stated that the operation was prompted by a distress call from the Ago-Orio community along the Benin-Lagos road on September 22.

He said that the operatives discovered that a four-man armed gang suspected to be kidnappers had taken two persons, Samson Osegbowa, 65, and Stanley Peters, 38, while working on their farmland.”

Iwegbu said on receipt of the information, the team of operatives in collaboration with the community’s local vigilantes immediately swung into action.

She said they moved to the scene and embarked on intensive bush combing and rescued the victims unhurt and reunited them with their family members.

The spokesperson said that one of the kidnappers was neutralised during the operation.

Iwegbu said items recovered from the suspects include, one wooden gun, three cutlasses, one torchlight and a pair of operational shoes.

She added that intensive bush combing of the area was still ongoing for possible arrest of the other fleeing gang members.

Iwegbu said the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro said that with credible information, there would be no limit to what the Police can do in combating crimes.

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