One gunman killed, 5 others arrested as police and vigilantes rescue three kidnap victims in Kwara


One gunman killed, 5 others arrested as police and vigilantes rescue three kidnap victims in Kwara

One gunman was killed when the police and vigilantes rescued three victims kidnapped in two villages in Omupo District in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. 

 

It was gathered that the victims, two Fulani women and one of their husbands, were abducted over the weekend from their camps near Gaa Sulu village. 

 

However, on Sunday, February 25, 2024, in a joint operation, hunters and vigilantes of Miyetti Allah, in collaboration with the police, rescued the abducted persons while one of the armed abductors was killed during exchange of gunfire and five of them arrested.

 

The Coordinator of the Joint Security Network, Kwara South District, Elder Olaitan Oyin Zubair, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday. 

 

“Upon receiving the news of the abduction of three people, the hunters and vigilantes swung into action by combing the forests which resulted in an exchange of gunfire between the hunters and the kidnappers,” he said. 

 

“The action of the hunters who were promptly joined by residents from various communities in the area to chase the six kidnappers led to the freedom of the abducted persons and arrest of some of the criminals. One of them was shot dead during the exchange of gunfire.”

 

The spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, also confirmed the incident on Monday. 

 



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