A spokesman for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said on Thursday that officials shot a suspected kidnapper in Oyo State.
The shooting took place around 10:30 a.m. at Easy Gate Farm on Abanla Ogunmakin road in Ibadan.
According to a press release signed by the command’s public relations officer, Oyindamola Okuneye, the State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Adaralewa Michael, stated that eight suspected kidnappers gained entry to the farm in order to kidnap the owner, who is a foreigner.
The statement revealed that suspected kidnappers were repelled “by the gallant officers of the Corps in a gun battle in which one of them was shot dead and others escaped with various degree of bullet wounds.”
“It would be recalled that on June 1st 2022 the suspected kidnappers visited the same farm to kidnap in which one of our officers was shot during gun battle before the reprisal attack that happened yesterday September 28th 2022.”
Meanwhile, Commandant Adaralewa Michael called on citizens of the state to work with all security operatives by providing credible information about what is going on in their jurisdiction and also to notify NSCDC or sister agencies whenever they suspect anyone with a bullet wound in order to apprehend other members of the kidnapped gang who escaped with bullet injuries.