The Police Command Bauchi State has killed two suspected kidnappers rescue victim at Rafin Gora in Ningi local government area of the state.
Spokesman of the Command SP Ahmed Wakil, stated this in a statement made available to Newsmen on Sunday in Bauchi.
He said the police operatives attached to the command made it impossible for kidnappers to rescue the victim, neutralised two suspects and recovered firearms.
Wakil said the command in its unrelenting commitment to ensure security of lives and property has neutralized two kidnappers who attempted to kidnap the victim.
“On the 3rd March 2023 credible intelligence revealed to the command that, On the same date at about 0100 hrs some unknown gunmen invaded the residence of Alhaji Abdulhamid Muhammad at Rafin Cora village via Ningi LGA. in an attempt to kidnap his son, One Usman Abdulhamid, age 28yrs.
“In the process, the victim resisted being taken away by the kidnappers, and the victim was shot multiple times in his lower abdomen while making an effort to escape.
“The operatives jointly with a local vigilante group led by DPO ningi swiftly mobilized to the scene to counter the kidnappers from accomplishing their mission in the village, the kidnappers welcomed police operatives with sporadic gunshots,” he said.
He added that while responding, the operatives engaged them in a gun duel which forced them to scamper in disarray with possible gunshot wounds.
“Consequently, two of the kidnappers met their waterloo at the spot, while one AK47 was retrieved during the encounter.
“The victim was rescued and immediately taken to the federal medical center birnin kudu for treatment,” Wakil said
The Spokesman of the command said concerted efforts have been intensified in a bid to trail them and arrest the fleeing suspects to face the full wrath of the law.