Police Rescue Kidnapped Victim, Recover Rifles In Kogi

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Policemen attached to the Ajaokuta Division in Kogi State have rescued a kidnapped victim and recovered two AK-47 rifles with 29 rounds of live ammunition.

The state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP William Ayah, said in a statement yesterday that the Police operatives acted on a report received about 0330hrs of 25/4/2021 that four armed men stopped a vehicle at PYN junction, Ajaokuta, and abducted a man.

“Consequent upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Shola Night, led a team of officers to the scene and trailed the hoodlums, stormed their hideouts, and engaged them in a gun duel, which led the hoodlums fleeing with bullet wounds, while the victim was rescued unhurt and two AK- 47 rifles with 29 rounds of ammunition recovered.

“The Commissioner of Police Kogi State Command, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, calls on members of the public to sharpen their power of observation and be on the lookout for anybody seen with bullet wounds and report to the nearest police station or any other security agency.

“He assures the law-abiding people of the State that the renewed commitment of the Kogi State Police Command to sustain the tempo of the fight against criminality in the state and guarantee the protection of lives and property remains unequivocal and unwavering,” the statement added.