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Kidnap suspect killed as soldiers, police, hunters and others rescue two victims in Ekiti

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Kidnap suspect killed as soldiers, police, hunters and others rescue two victims in Ekiti

Two kidnap victims have been rescued by local hunters, vigilantes, Amotekun Corps, police and men of the Nigerian Army. 

 

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The kidnap victims who were rescued at Itapaji in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Wednesday November 3, were abducted from their residence on Sunday night.

 

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The state police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu also confirmed the death of one of the kidnap suspects during a gun battle which ensued after they (suspects) tried collecting a N2m ransom. 

 

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Items such as one AK 47 riffle with 25 live rounds ammunition, one cutlass, two small Itel phones belonging to the victims and a cash sum of N210,000 were recovered from the kidnapper.

 

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Abutu said; 

 

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 “It was in the process of picking up the ransom of about N2m that the security operatives which comprised of local hunters, vigilantes, soldiers and the police gave them hot chase up to Eruku in Kwara State where one of the kidnappers was gunned down during a gun battle.

“Items such as one AK 47 riffle with 25 live rounds ammunition, one cutlass, two small Itel phones belonging to the victims and a cash sum of N210,000 were recovered from the kidnapper.

“The corpse of the kidnapper as well as the all the exhibits recovered were handed over to the nearby military checkpoint for onward transmission to Ekiti State Police Command while the security operatives continued with their operation.”

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