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Joint security operatives in gun duel kill suspected kidnapper in Nasarawa 

Joint security operatives in gun duel kill suspected kidnapper in Nasarawa 

By Faith Awa Maji

The Nasarawa State Police Command Image Maker, DSP Ramhan Nansel has confirmed that a joint security operatives in a fierce gun battle with kidnappers, rebel kidnapped attempt along Nasarawa – Keffi highway. 

DSP Ramhan narrated that the hoodlums blocked the highway to kidnap the unsuspecting road users while on sighting the personnel, the hoodlums engaged in a gun duel which led to the death of one of the suspected kidnappers. 

According to him “on 03/4/2024 at about 2100hrs, a distress call was received that some hoodlums have blocked Nasarawa – Keffi highway around Kemu village in order to Kidnap unsuspecting road users.

“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 fire power of the Joint security forces.

“Findings revealed that the Kidnappers had stopped two Sport utility Vehicles in order 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

“The Commissioner of police, CP Umar shehu Nadada psc, mni assures members of the public that the police command remains 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”, DSP Ramhan Nansel said.

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