Kidnappers shot dead in Abuja after exchange of fire with police

Kidnappers shot dead in Abuja after exchange of fire with police

- Two kidnappers have gone to join their ancestors in Abuja

- The criminals were gunned down by operatives of Nigeria police after exchange of fire

- Meanwhile, Abdullahi Umar, Abdulkarim Yusuf, Abubakar Umar and 13 year -old Abdulrahman Isah have been kidnapped

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In what will gladden the heart of many Nigerians, men of the Nigerian police have made the country proud by removing two criminals from the face of the earth.

This comes as the police operatives gunned down two kidnappers in Anguwar Hausawa, Naharati community in Abaji Area Council, Abuja.

They were killed during an exchange of gunfire with the police and members of the vigilante group guarding the area, Daily Trust reports.

According to a resident, the gunmen in their large numbers swooped on some houses in Anguwar Hausawa.

He said before the arrival of security operatives, the gunmen had broken into some houses and whisked away four persons.

The persons kidnapped were identified as Abdullahi Umar, Abdulkarim Yusuf, Abubakar Umar and 13 year -old Abdulrahman Isah.

Meanwhile, an attempt to abduct students of Turkish International Secondary School, Rigachikun, Kaduna, has been foiled by troops of 1 Division in the state, the Nigerian army has confirmed.

Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, director army public relations made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, March 12.

According to Yerima, the school was protected by troops when bandits headed to the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi LGA of the state.

In another report, residents of Okun-Owa community in the Odogbolu local government area of Ogun state wrote a letter to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the death of two hunters.

The corpses of the hunters were found on the Oko Agerige farm in Okun-Owa.

The letter was signed by the leader of the community, Asiwaju Sina Ogunbambo.

Meanwhile, members of a vigilante group, hunters, and some youths have rescued seven people who were kidnapped by armed herdsmen in Akunu, Akoko northeast local government area of Ondo state.

The vigilantes rescued the kidnapped victims who were said to be travelling to Abuja when they were abducted on Friday, February 26, on Akunu Akoko-Kabba expressway.

The victims were allegedly taken into the bush by their abductors when the hunters and youths of the community stormed the scene which is familiar terrain to them and saved the victims, while one of the kidnappers was killed during a gunfight.

Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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