Ogun state police command said it has on Friday shot dead a suspected kidnapper at Mologede area of Odeda local government.
Açcording to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the incident was said to have followed a distress call received by the DPO of Bode Olude Divisional headquarters at about 12 noon, that a tipper driver had been kidnapped by a group of people suspected to be herdsmen.
The statement explained that “upon the distress call, the DPO Bode Olude Division, DSP Durojaye Rotimi, mobilized his men, the local hunters, men of so safe corps as well as policemen from adjoining police stations and moved to the area.
“While combing the bush, the kidnappers were sighted in the forest where they engaged the policemen in gun battle. In the process, one of the kidnappers was shot on the leg, while others escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries, while the victim was rescued unhurt.
“One single barrel gun was recovered from them, while the suspected kidnappers however gave up the ghost on the way to hospital”.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun who commended his men for their display of gallantry, has ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.
He also applauded the support given to the police by men of So Safe Corps, hunters and Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) he therefore sought for continuation of such cooperation.