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Two Suspected Kidnappers Die In Gun Duel With Police

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

Two suspected kidnappers were on Sunday killed after they engaged men of the Ogun state police command in gun battle in Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects were ambushed by policemen in Ewekoro divisional headquarters after they received an information at about 7:30 am, that some armed hoodlums with face mask were seen in a bush close to ICT polytechnic, Itori.

A statement by the command’s PRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the anti-robbery team of Ewekoro division was dispatched to fish out the hoodlums.

The statement said that on sighting the policemen, the gang opened fire on them and the policemen engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 40 minutes.

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Two members of the syndicate were killed while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries.

Recovered from them are; one locally fabricated shot gun, two live cartridges, two battle axes, empty shells of AK 47 riffle ammunition, three android phones, two small phones, 8 pairs of slippers and two school bags.

The State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who commended the gallantry display of his men, warned criminals to stop testing the will power of the command under his watch.

The CP also directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.

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