The Kogi State Police Command has rescued a kidnap victim and recovered two AK-47 rifles and 29 rounds of ammunition.
William Ayah, the spokesman of the command, said operatives from the Ajaokuta Division acted on a report received around 0330 hours of 25/4/2021 that four armed men stopped a vehicle at PYN junction at Ajaokuta and abducted a man.
“Consequent upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Shola Night, led a team of officers to the scene and trailed the hoodlums, stormed their hideouts, and engaged them in a gun duel which led the hoodlums fleeing with bullet wounds, while the victim was rescued unhurt and two AK 47 rifles with 29 rounds of ammunition recovered.
“The Commissioner of Police Kogi State Command, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, calls on members of the public to sharpen their power of observation and be on the lookout for anybody seen with bullet wounds and report to the nearest police station or any other security agency.
“He assures the law-abiding people of the State that the renewed commitment of the Kogi State Police Command to sustain the tempo of the fight against criminality in the state and guarantee the protection of lives and property remains unequivocal and unwavering,” the statement noted.