KIDNAPPER KILLED WHILE COLLECTING RANSOM, AK-47 AND CASH RECOVERED
A combined team of security operatives on Wednesday killed a member of a notorious kidnapper gang in a forest between Kwara and Ekiti.
The gunmen had allegedly abducted two persons at Itapaji, in Ikole LGA of Ekiti State.
Eons Intelligence gathered that an ambush was laid for the kidnapping gang at the point of ransom payment in the sum of N2.1million.
Combined efforts of soldiers, police and local security task force called Yan Banga, set up by Sarkin Fulani in Ekiti trailed the kidnappers after their demand for ransom from 10pm on Wednesday and caught up with them at Eruku in Kwara State around 2am on Thursday where one of them was killed, while others fled.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Ekiti State, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the development adding that manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is in progress.
“One Ak-47 rifle with 25 live rounds ammunition, one cutlass, two small phones belonging to victims and a cash sum of N210,000 were recovered from the kidnapper”.
“The corpse of the kidnapper, as well as the exhibits recovered, was handed over to the nearby military checkpoint for onward transmission to the Ekiti State Police Command, while security operatives continued with their operation”
In the same vein, kidnappers of pupils of Gloryland Group of Schools in Igarra, Edo State have reportedly contacted the victims’ parents demanding N100 million ransom.
The children were kidnapped along Igarra-Auchi Road, near Ikpeshi on Tuesday by gunmen.
Expressing concern over the condition of his children, Kola Momodu, has appealed for his children’s safe release.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bello Kongtons, said he had yet to get any update on the case.
The spokesperson for the Ekiti State House of Assembly has called on the state government and security agencies to intensify efforts to secure the safe release of all kidnapped victims.