Police kill 3 suspected kidnappers, recover firearms in Niger 



The Command Niger have shot and  killed three suspected kidnappers and recovered firearms Fapo village of Lapai Local Area of the state.


The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this a statement Minna on Saturday.


Abiodun said on March 14 about 1500 hours, credible information was received that gunmen had kidnapped three persons different locations and took them to an unknown destination.


information, he said, Operatives attached to Lapai Division and local vigilantes, mobilised and trailed the hoodlums to a   near Fapo village via Lapai local area where they were engaged a fierce gun battle.


He said three suspected kidnappers were killed, two AK 47 rifles and one locally fabricated AK 47 rifle were recovered the encounter.


The said other members of the syndicate escaped with gunshot wounds, and that the three were rescued unhurt.


He said that the  command would continue the onslaught against the hoodlums and urged residents to report anyone seen with bullet wounds suspicious behaviour to the nearest Police division.(NAN)