Police Rescue 13 Kidnap Victims in Kogi 

The Kogi Police Command have rescued 13 kidnapped victims after gun duel with their kidnappers at their hideout in a forest around Zariagi-Kabba Junction area of the state.

The rescued victims made up of 11 males and two females were reportedly kidnapped at a Hotel in Eleite Area along Ajaokuta road on March 25.

However, operatives of Quick Response Unit of the command led by the Commander SP Obafemi Ojo, promptly swung into action through a credible intelligence and located the Kidnappers’ hideout in a forest around Zariagi-Kabba Junction leading to the gun duel, according to a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Williams Ovye-Aya.

“On sighting the Police, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun duel. Owing to the superior firepower of the Police, the hoodlums were forced to flee with varying degrees of injuries, while 13 kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt,” Ovye-Aya said.

He said that the feat followed an order by the Commissioner of Police, CP Akeem Yusuf, that efforts must be put in place to ensure that all victims are rescued unhurt.

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