Police Neutralize Suspected Kidnapper In Nasarawa State

….recover AK47 rifle/ammunition

The Police in Nasarawa State on Wednesday, 3rd April 2024 received a distress call that some hoodlums had blocked the Nasarawa – Keffi highway around the Kemu village to Kidnap unsuspecting road users.

In a press release on Thursday, 4th April 2024 signed by the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said that reacting to the unpleasant development, police operatives, in collaboration with the military, swiftly raced to the scene. On sighting the operatives, the criminals opened fire, and a gun duel ensued.

“One of the hoodlums was fatally wounded where one Ak 47 riffle loaded with eleven (11) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered; forcing the hoodlums to abandon their mission and Scamper for Safety due to the Superior firepower of the Joint security forces, DSP Ramhan Nansel said.

He further said that findings revealed that the kidnappers had stopped two Sport utility Vehicles to Kidnap the occupants, but the swift intervention of the Joint Security forces saved the situation.

“The wounded kidnapper was rushed to General Hospital, Nasarawa, where he died while receiving treatment.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Shehu Nadada has assured members of the public that the police command remained committed to ensuring the safety and security of all road users/residents of the state and this achievement marks a significant step towards attaining that goal.

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