Brave Police Encounter: Five Kidnappers Neutralized in Ogun State Gun Duel

The operation quickly escalated into a fierce exchange of gunfire as the kidnappers fiercely resisted arrest. Outnumbered and outgunned, the police displayed exceptional courage and skill, managing to neutralize five of the assailants

Men of Ogun State Police Command foil kidnapping attempt, rescue farm manager

In a dramatic turn of events, the Ogun State Police Command engaged in a fierce gun duel with a group of armed kidnappers, resulting in the neutralization of five of the assailants. 

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The confrontation occurred during an operation to rescue Tunde Osifowokan, the farm manager of Flourishing Poultry Farm in Idowa, Odogbolu Local Government area.

The ordeal began when a gang of masked gunmen stormed the poultry farm on Monday, wreaking havoc with indiscriminate gunfire. Their target was Osifowokan, the younger brother of the farm’s owner, whom they successfully abducted amidst the chaos.

However, the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, revealed on Thursday that law enforcement had been diligently pursuing the armed gang since the moment the incident was reported. 

This dedication culminated in a daring raid by the police’s anti-kidnapping unit at the Odogbolu forest along the Sagamu-Benin Expressway at approximately 4 am.

The operation quickly escalated into a fierce exchange of gunfire as the kidnappers fiercely resisted arrest. Outnumbered and outgunned, the police displayed exceptional courage and skill, managing to neutralize five of the assailants. 

It’s reported that the remaining kidnappers fled the scene, likely sustaining injuries from the confrontation.

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Upon searching the area, authorities discovered crucial evidence, including a substantial sum of cash amounting to N1,185,070, suspected to be part of the ransom collected by the kidnappers. 

Additionally, a variety of weapons and paraphernalia were seized, including a sword, cellphones, substances believed to be narcotics, charms, and the empty shells of AK47 rifles, providing further insight into the criminal activities of the gang.

Commissioner Alamutu commended the bravery and swift action of the police officers involved in the operation, emphasizing their unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the state’s residents. 

He also assured the public that efforts to track down the remaining perpetrators were underway, urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

The successful rescue of Tunde Osifowokan and the neutralization of five kidnappers serve as a testament to the dedication and effectiveness of law enforcement agencies in Ogun State. 

This incident highlights the constant vigilance required to combat criminal activities, particularly in rural areas where such incidents can occur.

As the investigation continues, residents are reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities promptly. 

The swift response and decisive action taken by the Ogun State Police Command in this operation demonstrate their commitment to upholding law and order, safeguarding communities, and bringing perpetrators of crime to justice.

 

This article was created using automation and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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