Five men suspected to be kidnappers have been shot dead in Edo State.
The suspects, armed with dangerous weapons, were shot dead on Sunday in a forest in Ughoshi-Afe, Akoko local government, by the Edo State Police Command.
The kidnappers met their waterloo after they abducted Mr Innocent Sunday, forcing the local vigilante and police officers to comb the bush to rescue him.
Standard Gazette gathered that the rescuers had an encounter leading to a gun exchange.
Five of the suspected kidnappers were killed while Mr Innocent was rescued unhurt, Standard Gazette learned.
Police recovered two locally made pistols, charms and live cartridges at the scene.
Edo state Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, again assured that hard times await kidnappers, armed Robbers and other perpetrators of heinous criminal activities in Edo state.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.