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Seven killed, two arrested - End of the road for Lagos kidnappers

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Operatives attached to the Lagos State Anti-Robbery Squad led by Superintendent Abba Kyari, over the weekend killed seven suspected kidnappers and arrested two others that allegedly abducted the Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos state, Hon. Kehinde Bamigbetan , who was freed after an undisclosed ransom was paid.

Notice.Com.Ng has gathered that the arrested suspects are 27-year old Ogbonna Emenike and 25-year old Uchenna Nwanyu.

The items recovered from the suspects include four AK 47 Rifles, twenty-Eight AK 47 Magazines, fully loaded and a thousand round of live ammunition.

Others are army uniforms, a Honda CRV jeep with Reg No.ABC106AE and a Nissan Pathfinder with Reg No.AGL730AZ as well as local charms.

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The officer in charge of SARS said: “when I received the information about their hideout in Agbara in Ogun State, I quickly mobilised my men to their camp where they lodged.

“After 72hours of waiting in ambush, I and my squadron team stormed the place where all the kidnappers had gathered around 6.30 am on 24/06/2013.

“As a result of this,seven of the kidnappers were fatally wounded during a heavy gun battle between the kidnappers and my men.

“Two of the kidnappers; one Ogbonna Emenike and Uchenna Nnwayu were arrested alive with bullet wound.

“Also an Indian National, one Mr. Vivex Changrani who was kidnapped in Ikoyi,at about 12.am was also rescued successfully in the kidnappers hideout.”

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Umar Abubakar Manko warned other kidnappers to flee Lagos.

“Criminals will not have comfort in Lagos. Lagos is not a comfort zone. My advice for criminals is to go away from Lagos,” Manko said.

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