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Five suspected kidnappers have been arrested by Police operatives at their hideouts at Udo community in Iguabazua, Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State.

The Police named the suspect 25-year-old Mohammed Ali, 30-year-old Abdullahi Umar, 24-year-old Bello Tambaya, 24-year-old Hassan Mohammad, and 26-year-old Adamu Bello. The principal suspect, one Babuga, is still at large.

The State Police Spokesperson, SP Kontongs Bello, who made this known on Wednesday, said the suspects, arrested on Monday, operate at Udo, Iguobazuwa, Ovia South-West Local Government Area.

According to him, on Sunday, the Police also rescued three kidnapped victims in Iddo Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area, following credible intelligence.

The rescued victims are Marcellus Ekhayeme, Igbafe Austine, and Musa Aliu.

“On Sunday, at about 12: 00, the Edo State Police Command acted on credible information that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers bearing dangerous weapons are sighted around Unomi Farmland in Iddo Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, together with some persons believed to have been kidnapped.

“On receipt of the information, the combined team of police operatives and local hunters led by the ever gallant Divisional Police Officer, Okpella Division, immediately mobilised to the location on a rescue mission and possible arrest of the suspects.

“On sighting the team of operatives approaching them, the hoodlums opened fire. Left with no option, the team responded accordingly, resulting in a gun duel that lasted for about one hour.

“The suspected kidnappers, because of the superior firepower from the team of operatives, had to abandon their victims unhurt and escape into the bush, with various degrees of bullet wounds,” he explained.

The victims were abducted from the Iyiku Jattu area of Auchi on February 8.

He added that suspects were profiled and handed over to their various families, stating that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Philip Ogbadu, has promised to continue working with relevant stakeholders to ensure a crime-free State.

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