Four suspected kidnappers in Taraba State have been killed in a gun battle with the police in the Bali Local Government Area of the state.
This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by Taraba State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP David Misal.
This came less than one week after the command constituted a special anti-kidnapping squad comprising operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the Mobile Police Force.
The operation, carried out in collaboration with local vigilantes, followed a tip-off from some residents of Kungana village in the local government area.
According to Misal, the suspected kidnappers were killed at their camp located in a mountanous area of Kungana, adding that the Divisional Police Officer of the Bali Police Station was tipped off that kidnappers, who had been operating in the area, were hiding in the area and quickly mobilised the police and vigilante groups to the area.
“On getting to the camp of the kidnappers, there was gun duel that led to the death of four of the kidnappers.
“A Dane gun, charms, pots of soup, solar panel and ammunition were recovered from the kidnappers”, Misal said.
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