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Police kills suspected kidnapper in Ekiti, arrest three others

Ekiti State Police Command has killed a suspected kidnapper and arrested three others.

Addressing newsmen the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sunday Abutu explained that the Command’s relentless efforts to get the state rid of criminal elements led to the success.

He said the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad combed Kajola Forest Reserve, Ado-Ekiti and killed one suspected kidnapper during a gun duel, arrest three while others escaped.

Exhibits recovered from them are One AK47 rifle, Thirty seven live ammunition, Seven expended ammunition, One Tecno phone and
Military camouflage.

The statement read; “Through the Command’s relentless effort to get the State rid of criminal elements, the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP MORONKEJI O ADESINA, recently innovated and activated a bush combing operation across all jurisdictions in the State.

“This initiative has paid off as the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad(RRS) today being 20/12/2022, through their bush combing operation around Kajola Forest Reserve, Ado-Ekiti, neutralized two(2) suspected kidnappers during a gun duel between the operatives and the kidnappers and arrested three of them, namely: USMAN DAHIRU, KABIRU ABUBAKAR and HAMMADU LAWAL while others escaped with bullet wounds.

“Exhibits recovered are:
i. One(1) AK47 rifle
ii. Thirty seven (37) live ammunition
iii. Seven(7) expended ammunition
iv. One(1) Tecno phone
v. Military camouflage.”


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