An 11-year-old boy was on Friday July 23, rescued by the Edo state police command from kidnappers.
The minor was abducted at Ososo in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state on July 19.
Upon receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police, Philip Aliyu Ogbadu immediately drafted operatives from the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-crime unit of the command.
The team led by SP Patrick Balogun uncovered the hoodlums’ hideout in the Uneme Erunu/Okpella area of Akoko Edo. The police spokesman, Kontongs Bello said;
“Upon sighting the Operatives, the abductors engaged them in a gun duel but they were overwhelmed by the superior firepower from the police which caused them to abandon the victim unhurt.
“An operational motorcycle without registration number and a Techno Android Phone was recovered after the abductors fled into the bush with various degrees of gun injuries.”
Bello said efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing hoodlums, with an investigation on course to unravel the true identity of the kidnappers.