Alleged vicious kidnapper wearing a black mask shot dead in Edo State

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A vicious suspected kidnapper has been shot dead in Iyamoh, in Etsako West local government of Edo State.

The suspect met his waterloo after the gang's activities attracted officers from the Iyamoh division who were on routine patrol.

The officers said they were flagged down by unknown hoodlums, and on sighting them, the gang opened fire.

The suspected hunder wearing a black mask
The suspected hunder wearing a black mask

The police said its officers had a gun duel with the gang, leading to the death of one of the suspects, while the others took to their heels.

The incident happened on Friday, 09 July at about 7pm, along Iyuku road by Imeke Junction, Benin-Auchi expressway.

The body of one of the hoodlums was recovered during bush combing along the axis. He wore a black mask while a locally made pistol was found on him.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu, has again reassured the general public of the command's unalloyed commitment to ensuring a peaceful and habitable space for the Edo people.

He called for the spirit of patriotism by availing the command with credible information as such information would be speedily treated with a high level of confidentiality.

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