CP Adegoke Fayoade, Flags Up Red Signal As Command Kills Nine Kidnappers In An Attempt To Abduct In Lagos.

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The Lagos State Police Command under the leadership of Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, on Friday has flagged up red signal to kidnappers, armed robbers and other social vices elements in the stare as the command recorded a major breakthrough yesterday, Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Upon an intelligence gathering assets that yielded very credible and actionable intelligence about a dangerous and very notorious gang of kidnappers planning to kidnap some high net-worth individuals at the Ladipo area in Lagos state, the State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade directed the command’s tactical team to commence work on it.

The command’s tactical team followed up closely, monitored dutifully and were able to determine that the gang was going to strike on Thursday, July 4, 2024 in Ladipo area of Lagos State. With the benefit of this information, they were able to proactively prepare for them and more or less laid an ambush for them.

Lagos Police foil kidnap attempt in Ladipo, kill nine

The kidnappers who were caught unawares engaged the police officers in a shoot-out and nine of the kidnappers were neutralized while two escaped with gunshot injuries.

Police kills 9 suspected kidnappers in Lagos - Ripples Nigeria

Four AK-47 rifles, four locally-made semiautomatic pistols, nine AK47 magazines, three walkie-talkies, one POS machine and a loud speaker were recovered from them. Also recovered are their two operational vehicles: one black Toyota 4Runner and a blue Lexus RX350. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin made this known while parading the suspects at the command Headquarters,  Ikeja Area of the state, saying that the command had been trailing the suspects for the past eight months.

However, the Police PRO, SP Benjamin urged everyone including medical practitioners to be on the lookout for anyone with gunshot injuries and promptly inform the nearest police station or call any of our emergency numbers if they come across any.

“We also use this medium to call on other well-meaning Lagosians not to hesitate in giving us information when they suspect anything amiss around them to enable us act appropriately and swiftly. On our part, we promise to continue to prioritize safety and security.” He said

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