Police Overcome Kidnappers In Gun Battle
Not less than 3 kidnappers terrorizing Bali and Takum Local Government Area of Taraba state have been killed by the State’s police command after a gun battle between the duo yesterday.
The state commissioner of police, David Akinremi who confirmed this to newsmen said officers of the command attached to Bali Division followed intelligence report and stormed the kidnappers hideout.
He said “the gang of kidnappers have been on police radar for sometime and the criminals have terrorized and kidnapped many people in and around Bali and Takum.
“They are using a camp in Garuwa village, Bali to launch their offensive actions and usually keep their victims in the hideout until they fell to the superior fire power of our operatives in a shoot out.
“Three members of the gang died in the shootout while others escaped with gunshot injuries”, he added.
CP Akinremi also noted that one AK47 rifle with 10 rounds of ammunition was recovered as well as one single barrel rifle with five live cartridges, charms and clothing suspected to belong to some of their victims.
He said that the police were still on the look out for the remaining kidnappers who fled and urged members of the public to bullets wounds to the nearest police station.