Edo Police Eliminate Six Kidnappers, Rescue Victims.
On Wednesday, the Edo State Police Command said that its officers had eliminated six suspected kidnappers following a gun fight.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the State Police Command spokesperson, ASP Kontongs Bello, said the suspected kidnappers had halted an 18-seater bus traveling from Lagos to the Eastern portion of the nation along the Lagos-Benin by-pass.
According to him, the kidnappers were transporting the victims into the forest when they came across the police and engaged them in a gun fight, and the kidnappers died as a result of their injuries acquired during the fire battle.
He stated that the deceased were suspected to be members of the infamous gang that terrorized the Benin/Lagos motorway and its surrounds.
According to him, the passengers were retrieved unharmed, and a search for more fleeing gang members was underway, with one pump action pistol found from the area.