2 shot dead, 3 arrested, AK-47 riffle retrieved as Security operatives engage kidnappers in gun duel

The Nigerian security operatives in collaboration with local hunters, vigilantes, and the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) has apprehended 3 notorious kidnappers in Koton-Karfi community in Kogi State.

According to reports, CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the security team also killed 2 kidnappers during a gun battle.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Friday, June 26, in Koton-Karfi community in Kogi State.

The security team had received a distress call that a gang of kidnappers were in the area, and were looking for people to abduct. Upon the detail, the team mobilized themselves to the area.

Upon arrival, the kidnappers who were 6 in numbers opened fire on the security team. The team returned fire, and in the course of the gun battle that lasted for about 20 minutes, 2 of the kidnappers were killed, 3 arrested, while one of the kidnappers fled into a nearby bush, but he was shot in the leg.

The security team recovered an Ak-47 rifle, 2 pump actions, some magazines and live cartridges during the course of the operation.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP William Ayah when contacted by Journalists to react to the incident, said that he hasn’t been briefed yet, he however, promised to get the details from other Police formations.

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