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Police gun down two suspected kidnappers in Kwara

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Two suspected kidnappers have been reportedly gunned down by the police in an exchange of gun fire in Kwara State.

The kidnappers on Tuesday, 13/9/22 at about 2320hrs kidnapped one Afusat Lawal ‘F’ and her son, one Taofeek Lawal ‘M’ in Shao town, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara state.

Spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi said in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday that the two victims were abducted and whisked away.

He informed that the victims were rescued 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 in the encounter were arrested and taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where they were confirmed dead.”

The Police spokesman disclosed that their corpses were deposited in the hospital mortuary for autopsy.

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

Okasanmi said effort is still being intensified to get other fleeing members of the gang arrested for prosecution.

Meanwhile, the rescued victims have reunited with their family after being certified medically stable.

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