Police kill nine kidnappers during Lagos operation

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the killing of nine kidnappers in the Ladipo area of the state.

PUNCH Online gathered that the kidnappers were attempting to abduct someone on Thursday when the police foiled their operation.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development to our correspondent, adding that the suspects were killed during a gun duel with the police.

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He said, “The kidnappers were neutralised during a gun duel with the police. The kidnappers were nine in number and they wanted to abduct someone at Ladipo when the police foiled their operation. The incident happened around 8 pm on Thursday.”

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Pictures of the corpses were sighted on a petrol vehicle at the command headquarters in the Ikeja area of the state.

The recovered gun, bullets and Army uniforms reportedly recovered from the suspects were also sighted by our correspondent.

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