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Another kidnap suspect killed, one arrested in Ogun

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Barely 24 hours after two suspected members of a kidnap syndicate were gunned down in the Itori area of Ewekoro local council, police have neutralised another suspect and arrested a second.

The latest incident happened in a forest in the Imala area of Abeokuta North council.

The gun duel followed information received by the police at Imala divisional headquarters that six armed kidnappers were sighted in the forest.

This prompted the Divisional Police Officer for Imala division, Bernard Ediagbonya, to mobilise his men, hunters, vigilantes as well as Fulani youths and stormed the forest.

Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a release yesterday, said the hoodlums upon sighting the team opened fire, and the team returned fire.

Abimbola said one of the hoodlums was gunned down and another identified as Usman Maidama was arrested.

Other members of the gang escaped into the bush, Abimbola said.

He listed one single-barrel gun, a face mask and two pairs of sandals as items recovered from them.

He said the command’s onslaught against bandits have been yielding positive results.

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