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Kogi Police rescue kidnap victim after gun battle along Ajaoukuta axis, recover 2 AK 47 rifles, 29 live ammunition

CP Ayuba Ede

Operatives of the Kogi State Police Command attached to Ajaokuta Division on Sunday 25th April, 2021 at about 8pm rescued a kidnapped victim and recovered two (2) AK47 rifles with twenty nine (29) rounds of live ammunition.

A statement by DSP William Ovye Aya, PPRO of the Command said, “The Police operatives acted on a report received at about 0330hrs of 25/4/2021 that four armed men stopped a vehicle at PYN junction Ajaokuta and adopted a man into the bush”.

“Consequent upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer CSP Shola Night led a team of officers to the scene and trailed the hoodlums to the bush, stormed their hideout and engaged them in a gun duel which led the hoodlums fled with bullet wounds. 

“While the victim was rescued unhurt and two (2) AK47 rifles with twenty nine (29) rounds of ammunition were recovered.

The statement added, “The Commissioner of Police Kogi State Command, CP Ede Ayuba Ekpeji  calls on members of the public to sharpens their power of observation and be on the lookout on anybody seen with bullet wounds and report to the nearest Police Station or any other security agents.

“He assures law abiding people of the Sate that the renewed commitment of the Kogi State Police Command to sustain the tempo of the fight against criminality in the State and guarantee protection of live and property remains unequivocal and unwavering.”

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