The Police Command in Taraba on Thursday stated it had killed three suspected kidnappers who had been terrorising residents round Bali and Takum Local Government Areas of the state.
David Akinremi, the Commissioner of Police within the state, disclosed this in a assertion in Jalingo.
Akinremi acknowledged that officers of the command connected to Bali Division, appearing on intelligence, stormed the hideout of a gang of kidnappers on Wednesday, the place three of them have been shot useless.
“The felony gang has terrorised and kidnapped a variety of individuals round Bali and Takum LGAs of the state, utilizing a camp in Garuwa village in Bali to maintain their victims.
“In this encounter, they fell to the superior firepower of our operatives in a shootout. Three members of the gang died within the shootout whereas others escaped with gunshot accidents.
“One AK 47 rifle with 10 rounds of ammunition, one single barrel rifle with 5 live cartridges and some criminal charms were recovered from the bandits,” he stated.
The commissioner also stated that clothes suspected to belong to a few of their victims have been additionally recovered.
Akinremi urged members of the general public to report any individuals with bullet accidents to the closest police station for attainable arrest and prosecution.
The police commissioner appreciated residents of Taraba for his or her continued assist for the crime preventing efforts of the police.