Operatives of the Edo State Police Command Intelligence Rapid Response Squad (IRRS) have foiled an attempt to kidnap an expatriate in Okomu Oil Plantation in Ovia Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State.
The IRRS was able to foil the kidnapping while acting on credible information that a notorious gang of kidnappers had perfected plans to abduct the foreigner.
On receipt of the information, the Operatives led by the commander, IRRS, swiftly swung into action. The suspected kidnappers, on sighting the team of Operatives opened fire on them. In an ensuing gun duel, the Operatives neutralised five of the suspected kidnappers while others escaped with gunshot injuries.
Items recovered from them were AK47, one single Barrel cut to size gun, one long Barrel gun and eight live cartridges.
The Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, while thanking the public for prompt information which eventually led to the neutralising of the criminal elements, reinstated his commitment to the protection of residents of Edo State.
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