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Police in Edo kill suspected kidnapper along Benin-Lagos expressway

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Police command in Edo said it killed a suspected kidnapper on Monday in Benin in a gun duel along the Benin-Lagos Expressway by Utekon community.

The command’s Public Relations officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Benin.

Mr Nwabuzor “On 20/06/2022 at about 0400hrs, the Operatives Of Egba Police Divisional Headquarters, Benin city, while acting on a distressed call that a gang of kidnappers/armed robbers blocked the Benin- Lagos  Expressway By Utekon Community, Benin, immediately swung into action and moved to the scene and on sighting the police, the hoodlums engaged the Police on a gun duel.

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“And in the process the Police Operatives neutralised one of the kidnappers while the rest gang members escaped with their guns.”

The police spokesman, however, said that a combined bush combing operation is ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.

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