Troops of 32 Artillery Brigade together with other security agencies, on Wednesday, killed a suspected kidnapper and rescued three victims along Ibilo-Isua road in Igarra village, Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the acting Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, Captain Ayorinde Omojokun.
According to the statement, “The bandit attempted to kidnap three travellers in a gold-painted Toyota Highlander 2006 model with registration number AKD 55 GS.
“On sighting the troops, the kidnappers tried to engage the troops in a gun battle but were defeated due to troops’ firepower.
“This resulted in the killing of one of the kidnapper while others escaped into the forest with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.”
Items recovered from the scene of the incident included ₦350,770, one cutlass, 11/2 sachet of tramadol hydrochloride (100mg), and one itel black phone, Channels Television reports.