NSCDC Kills Suspected Kidnapper In Ibadan, Foils Abduction Of Foreigner  

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*State Commandant says 7 others escape with bullet wounds

By;BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Oyo State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), CC Michael Adaralewa on Thursday, said officers of the command on Wednesday, foiled attempts by eight suspected abductors to kidnap a foreigner on his farm in Ibadan.

Commandant Adaralewa stated this while speaking on the activities of the command at its headquarters at old NITEL building, Agodi area in Ibadan.

The Oyo State NSCDC Commandant stressed that the eight suspected kidnappers reportedly invaded the foreigner’s  Easy Gate Farm along Abanla Ogunmakin Road, Ibadan shooting sporadically during which one of them was shot dead by officers of the command.

He stressed that the suspected kidnappers gained their entry into the farm to kidnap the owner, but met stiff resistance from  gallant NSCDC officers who engaged them in gun duel.

” The suspected kidnappers numbering eighr gained their entry to the farm to kidnap the owner,  who is a foreigner, but had to engage the gallant officers of the corps in a gun battle in which one of them was shot dead and others escaped with bullet wounds”, he said

Commandant Adaralewa added, ” the officers of the Corps yesterday around 1030hrs shot one suspected Kidnapper at Easy Gate Farm along Abanla Ogunmakin road Ibadan, in  Oyo state.”

He however urged the people of Oyo State to join hand with all Security operatives by giving credible information to them about what is happening in their jurisdiction and also inform NSCDC or the sister agencies anytime they suspect anybody with bullet wound in other to arrest other members of the kidnapped gang that escaped with the bullet injuries.

“We are created to protect you, if you see something, please say something”.

The command recalled that on June 1, 2022, the suspected kidnappers visited the farm to kidnap, in which one of their officers was shot during a gun battle before the reprisal attack that happened on September  28, 2022.

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