Last Updated on December 8, 2019 by Ope Quadri
At least three kidnappers in fake Army Uniforms have been gunned down by a team of the Intelligence response Squad near Kwaita village, along the Abuja-Lokoja road.
It was gathered that the police special intelligence squad led by DCP Kolo engaged the kidnappers in a shoot-out and also arrested some kidnappers who escaped into the bush.
An eyewitness who is a driver along the dangerous routes said who narrowly escaped the attack, said the incident happened around 6.72 pm when the kidnappers suddenly appeared on the highway from the bush and opened fire on vehicles coming from Lokoja axis.
He said the IRS officials who were on their way back to Abuja ran into the kidnappers, culminating into an exchange of gunshot with the kidnappers.
Three of them were summarily shot to death by the IRS squad.
It was also gathered that some vehicles coming from Lokoja end into Abuja were forced to park by the road after they got the wind of the incident.
Some vehicles reportedly lost control and crashed into a ditch.
How IRS officials ran into the kidnapper
One of the officials of the squad said the police special intelligence squad came to Abaji on a special assignment and ran into the kidnappers on its way back.
Police headquarters were yet to issue an official statement about the incidence.
FCT police command spokesperson ASP Marian Yusuf said she was yet to the details of the incident.
We’ll keep you updated.