Men of the Nigerian police shot a suspected kidnapper dead on Benin-Auchi road by Okhuo hill in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State.
The suspected kidnapper was killed during a shootout with the police after the gunmen had set a barricade on the road with intent to kidnap travellers.
The gunmen ran out of luck when the police ran into them on Tuesday, June 22.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Kontongs Bello.
According to him, the police responded to a distress call that hoodlums had blocked Benin-Auchi road and were waiting to rob road users.
“On receipt of the information, the DPO in charge of Ehor Division swung into action by drafting tactical teams to the area,”.
“The hoodlums on sighting the police engaged them in a gun battle but in the process, one of the hoodlums was shot dead,”
One locally made single barrel gun, seven live cartridges and Tecno phone were recovered at the scene.”
“Effort is on to arrest other gang members who escaped with bullet wounds.”
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