Suspected kidnapper shot dead in Benin

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..One dare devil suspected kidnapper has been shot dead by men of the Edo state police command ..

Operatives of Egba Police Division in Uhumwuode local government area in Edo State have killed a suspected kidnapper during a gun battle.

The police reportedly received a tip that some suspected gang were barricading Benin-Lagos road near Utekon community around the Benin Bypass.

Upon sighting the officers, according to reports, the suspected gunmen opened fire, leading to the death of a member of the kidnappers while others escaped with gunshot injuries.

Standard Gazette can not immediately confirm the suspects' identities as the investigation is ongoing.

A statement by the Edo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said a Combined Bush Combing Operation Is Ongoing To Arrest The Fleeing Gang Members.

SP Nwabuzor warned criminals to relocate from Edo state or face strong police resistance.

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