Police operatives in Adamawa State have foiled an attempt to kidnap a businessman and killed one of the suspected gunmen.
The Adamawa Police Command, in a statement on Wednesday, said the command operatives attached to Gombi Divisional Police Headquarters and some hunters, in an operation on 6/9/2023, “foiled an organized crime to kidnap One Gideon Bitrus, a resident of Jangra village in Gombi local government area.
The statement said the command, upon receiving the information, designated a security ring around the target, engaged the suspected kidnappers and prevented them from committing the crime.
“The five gang men were engaged in a gun duel. As a result, one was neutralized as others escaped with bullet wounds,” the statement said
It added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola who commended the DPO Gombi, his men and the hunters for the gallantry that resulted to the crime prevention, directed them to sustain the tempo as a strategy for further crime fighting.
“The CP calls on the populace to always inform the police of the whereabouts of criminals, especially those treating wounds,” the statement added.
It said a locally made pistol, three cartridges, some charms and a sum of N2,700 were recovered from the suspects