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Kwara Police Kill 2 Kidnappers, Rescue Mother, Son

By Adedayo Said

Men of the Kwara State Police Command, on Tuesday, killed two suspected kidnappers during a rescue operation in Shao town in Moro local government area of the state.

The policemen also rescued unhurt two victims, Afusat Lawal and her son, Taofik Lawal, who were abducted by the kidnappers earlier on Tuesday.

KWARAREPORTERS gathered that the rescue operation was carried by the police in conjunction with men of vigilance group and local hunters in Shao community.
The spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, on Wednesday, confirmed the killing of the two kidnappers and the rescue of the victims.

Ajayi said, “Recall that on 13/9/22 at about 2320hrs a kidnapping incident occurred in Shao, Kwara State where one Afusat Lawal and her son, one Taofeek Lawal were abducted and whisked away.

“Kwara State Police Command wishes to inform the public, that the victims have been rescued after an intensive and painstaking search and rescue operation by the Command’s Tactical teams, supported by Vigilante and hunters.

“The kidnappers were accosted in the bush while sharing the ransom collected from the family of the victims. They opened fire on the operatives immediately they were sighted. During the exchange of fire, two of the kidnappers that suffered gunshot injuries during the encounter were arrested and taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital(UITH) where they were confirmed dead.

“Consequently, their corpses were deposited in the hospital mortuary for autopsy.

“Exhibit recovered from the kidnappers included one Honda Accord Saloon car with Reg. Number LAGOS GJ 52 LSR, one single barrel gun and an unspecified amount of money.”

He said effort was being intensified to get other fleeing members of the gang arrested for prosection.

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