Three suspected Fulani kidnappers met their waterloo recently, as they were killed by the Police in Niger state in separate operations.
Five of their victims were also rescued during the operations.
According to reports, two of the suspected Fulani men, who had kidnapped three people from Abuja were traced to Agaie area of Niger state by police detectives.
Both men were killed during a gun battle that ensued during rescue operation.
However, days after the incident, three Fulani men reportedly stormed two houses in Lambata, Gawu Babangida area of Gurara local government area of Niger state and took away two girls.
The kidnappers were said to have kept the girls in a forest for four days and demanded for N10 million ransom from the parents of the two girls aged 13 years and 20 years.
Luck however ran out for the kidnappers at the ransom pick up point, as they engaged the police in a shoot out. One was killed at the spot while another was shot in the leg and arrested. The third suspect however fled.
The arrested kidnapper was said to have taken the police to the forest where the girls were rescued.
The spokesman of the Niger State Police Command, ASP Bala Elkana, confirmed the report, adding that the police command was determined to rid the state of kidnappers. He also warned
kidnappers in the state to relocate because the Police will not give them any room to operate while advising residents to be more security conscious.
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