Kidnapper killed in shootout with police on Benin-Auchi road (photo)

A suspected kidnapper has been dead during a with the police on -Auchi road by Okhuo hill in Uhunmwonde Local Area of State. 

It was gathered that the gunmen had set a barricade on the road with intent to kidnap travellers when the police ran into them on Tuesday, June 22.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident said the police responded to a distress call that hoodlums had blocked -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,” Bello stated.


“The hoodlums on sighting the police engaged them in a gun battle but in the process, one of the hoodlums was dead,”

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The PPRO said that one locally made single barrel gun, seven live cartridges and phone were recovered at the scene.

“Effort is on to arrest other gang members who escaped with bullet wounds.” he added.

According to him, Commissioner of Police Command, CP Phillip Aliyu Ogbadu, has assured the command’s commitment in making crime-free.

He urged the general public to continue to give credible information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in the State.

Kidnapper killed in shootout with police on Benin-Auchi road

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