Sola Shittu, Benin
Four suspected kidnappers were shot dead by men of the Edo State Police Command during an exchange of gunfire between the police and the kidnappers.
Our Correspondent gathered from the Command that the kidnappers were “on a high-profile kidnap trip” when the policemen ran into them at Ogbachi River in the outskirts of Benin.
The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Muhammed, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Benin, said it would have been a tragedy if his men had not been at alert when they ran into the ambush.
“It is not a case of gunning down the kidnappers. The Police officers were ambushed, but our men were at alert and responded quickly and swiftly and killed four of the kidnappers in the course of the attack, while others escaped with gunshot injuries.
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