Men of the Kwara State Police Command have arrested two suspected kidnappers in a forest and rescued two victims unhurt during the operations.
Recall that on September 13, one Afusat Lawal ‘F’ and her son, Taofeek Lawal ‘M’, were abducted and whisked away by unknown gunmen in the Shao area of the state.
In a statement released this morning September 14, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, said the victims have been rescued after an intensive and painstaking search and rescue operation by the Command’s Tactical teams, supported by Vigilante and hunters.
He said the kidnappers were accosted in the bush while sharing the ransom collected from the family of the victims.
”They opened fire on the operatives immediately they were sighted by the kidnappers. During the exchange of fire, two of the kidnappers that suffered gunshot injuries during the encounter were arrested and taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where they were confirmed dead.
Consequently, their corpses were deposited in the hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Exhibit recovered from the kidnappers includes one Honda Accord Saloon car with Reg. Number LAGOS GJ 52 LSR, one single barrel gun and an unspecified amount of money.”he said
Okasanmi added that efforts are being intensified to get other fleeing members of the gang arrested for prosecution.