Ekiti State Command says its operatives have neutralized two kidnappers and arrested three others.
In a statement, Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti, Sunday Abutu, said the feat was achieved through the Command’s relentless effort to rid the State of criminal elements.
Abutu explained that the State Commissioner of Police, Moronkeji Adesina, recently innovated and activated a bush combing operation across all jurisdictions in the State.
He noted that the initiative has paid off as the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad through their bush combing operation around Kajola Forest Reserve, Ado-Ekiti, neutralized 2 suspected kidnappers during a gun duel between the operatives and the kidnappers and arrested 3 of them.
Abutu named them as: Usman Dahiru, Kabiru Abubakar and Hammadu Lawal while others escaped with bullet wounds.
Exhibits recovered are: One(1) AK47 rifle, Thirty seven (37) live ammunition, Seven(7) expended ammunition, One(1) Tecno phone, Military camouflage.