By Charles Nwabardi
The Edo State Police Command has confirmed that its operatives on Wednesday killed six suspected kidnappers along the Benin-Lagos Bypass.
The statement explained that the police operatives were on investigative activities around the area when they detected the suspects believed to have been part of a notorious gang terrorising the Benin-Lagos Expressway.
It said the team of operatives, on sighting the suspected kidnappers, engaged them in a gun duel, injuring six of the suspects who were subsequently arrested and taken to the hospital.
They were reportedly confirmed dead by the medical practitioner on duty.
Other members of the gang allegedly fled in different directions with various degrees of bullet injuries during the gun battle.
One pump action gun was recovered at the scene.
Bush combing is said to be ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.
Meanwhile, all the passengers on board were reportedly rescued unhurt, profiled, and asked to continue their journey.