The Police in Ajaokuta Division, Kogi State, have rescued a victim and recovered two AK47 rifles with 29 rounds of live ammunition from kidnappers.
The Police command said at about 3 :30pm on Sunday four armed men stopped a vehicle at PYN junction in Ajaokuta and abducted a man into the bush.
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The report prompted the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Shola Night, to lead a team of police officers to the scene and trailed the hoodlums to the bush.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Williams Ayah, said that the policemen stormed the bandits’ hideout and engaged them in a gun duel which led to the hoodlums fleeing with bullet wounds.
The statement indicated that the victim was rescued unhurt.
The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, called on members of the public to be vigilant and report suspected cases of crime to the police.
He called on the public to be on the lookout for anybody seen with bullet wounds and report same to the nearest police station or any other security agent for possible arrest.
He assured the law abiding people of the sate that the renewed commitment of the Kogi State Police Command to sustain the tempo of the fight against criminality and guaranteeing protection of lives and property in the state remained unwavered.