The Edo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of three suspected kidnappers while it also rescued seven abducted victims in the state.
A statement by the police spokesman in the state, SP Kontongs Bello, states that the victims were rescued after security operatives combed the Ahor forest along Benin-Auchi Expressway, Benin City.
According to the command, the rescued victims were travelling from different parts of the country to Benin City, Edo, Delta and Anambra States before they were kidnapped.
The police spokesman said the victims have been taken to the police cottage hospital for check-up and treatment, adding that police operatives in collaboration with local vigilante have to comb the bush until every kidnapper operating within various forests within the state is forced to relocate.
“The combined team encountered the kidnappers at Ahor axis, engaged them in a fierce gun battle killing three of the kidnappers and rescued seven kidnapped victims,”