Two members of a suspected kidnapping ring were killed in a gun battle with Ogun State police officers in the Itori area of Ewekoro local government on Sunday.
At about 7:30 a.m., cops in Ewekoro divisional headquarters received information that some armed hoodlums with facemask had been spotted hibernating in a bush behind ICT Polytechnic, Itori.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement to journalists on Monday that the Ewekoro division’s anti-robbery team was quickly despatched to apprehend the hoodlums.
The group opened fire on the cops as they saw them, according to Oyeyemi, and the policemen engaged them in a 40-minute gun war.
He claimed that two members of the syndicate were gunned died at the end of the shootout, while others escaped with varied degrees of bullet wounds.
One locally made shotgun, two live cartridges, two combat axes, empty AK 47 riffle ammo shells, three android phones, two tiny phones, eight pairs of slippers, and two school bags were recovered from them.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who praised his men’s valor, has cautioned criminals not to test the command’s willpower while he is in charge, because doing so will continue to bring doom for them.
The CP also led a large manhunt for the gang’s fleeing members.
As a result, he underlined the command’s commitment to use all available resources to fight war on crime and criminality in order to rid Ogun State of violent crime.