The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says its officers shot one suspected kidnapper at Easy Gate Farm, along Abanla Ogunmakin road, Ibadan, Oyo State.
This was contained in a statement signed by Oyindamola Okuneye, the corps Pubic Relations Officer on Thursday.
The agency said the suspected kidnappers gained entrance to a farm to kidnap the owner of the farm.
It read: “According to the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, CC Adaralewa Michael, the suspected kidnappers numbered 8 (eight) gained their entry to the farm to kidnapped the owner of the farm who is a foreigner but have to engaged the gallant officers of the Corps in a gun battle in which one of them was shot dead and others escaped with various degree of bullet wound.
“It would be recalled in June 1st 2022 the suspected kidnappers visited the farm to kidnapped in which one of our officer was shot during gun battle before the reprisal attack that happened yesterday September 28th 2022,.
“Meanwhile, Commandant Adaralewa Michael used the medium to call on the citizens of the State to join hand with all Security operatives by giving credible information to them about what is happening in their jurisdiction and also inform NSCDC or the sister agencies anytime they suspect anybody with bullet wound in other to arrest other members of the kidnapped gang that escaped with the bullet injuries.
“We are created to protect you, if you see something, please say something.”