The Ogun State police command says its operatives have arrested two suspected kidnappers were while two kidnapped victims were rescued from them.
This was contained in a press release by the police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta,the state capital.
“The suspects Mohammed Bello and Mohammed Bashiru were arrested following a distress call received from Bisodun village at about 8 pm that kidnappers have invaded the community and that a couple Mr and Mrs Ojo had been abducted by the hoodlums,” he said.
He said upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer Owode Egba division, Chief Superintendent of Police Olasunkanmi Popoola raced to the scene where he met the local hunters who have already mobilized in large number to confront the kidnappers.
The public relations officer said that the policemen backed by hunters stormed the forest in search of the kidnappers and the victims, but while combing the forest the kidnappers suddenly opened fire on the rescue team which the security men responded to, but one of the hunters was unfortunately hit by the bullet.
He said that having been overwhelmed by the firing from the police and the hunters, the kidnappers abandoned the victims and ran for cover.
“the abducted victims and the injured hunter were quickly rushed to the hospital but the hunter, Adebare Ramoni, gave up the ghost while receiving treatment”
The two arrested suspects have been identified by the victims as members of the gang who abducted them.
The state commissioner of police, Frank Mba, has however ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti kidnapping unit of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
The Commissioner of Police also sympathized with the family of the deceased hunters and pray that God will give them the fortitude to bear the unfortunate death.