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Kidnapping: Police Engaged Kidnappers, Hostage Dies, Lagos PDP Leader Still Captured

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The Ogun State Police Command has revealed that on Friday, a gunfight between agents and abductors claimed the life of Bilikisu Kazeem, a 37-year-old lady.

The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is where the event happened.

Nine hostages were freed from the kidnappers during the confrontation, according to the Command.

This was disclosed in a statement that Omolola Odutola, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, or PPRO, made accessible to reporters in Abeokuta on Saturday.

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Recall that on Friday, robbers kidnapped a number of travelers on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, including Philip Aivoji, the PDP’s state chairman for Lagos.

Nine out of 10 hostages were freed as a result of the police’s intervention, according to Odutola; the PDP chairman was left behind in captivity.

“A White Mazda Bus registered as LSR 288 XE was slightly damaged,” stated Odutola. “In their escape attempts, Eunice Afolake Osalusi (f), Erinfolami Samuel (m), Obafemi Da Altantra (m), and Adeyinka Mathew (f) sustained non-life-threatening bullet injuries.” In the hospital, they are healing and steady.

Regretfully, 37-year-old Bilikisu Kazeem “f” passed away before arriving at the hospital. Her relatives refused to have the authorities do an autopsy on her remains and gathered them right away while transporting her to the hospital.

She went on to detail other items found at the site, saying things like handsets, a car key, and “one AK47 Magazine containing 28 live ammunition believed to belong to the hoodlums.”

In order to guarantee that the PDP chairman is retrieved unharmed, the police spokesman stated that the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations has mobilized tactical commanders on combined operations with other security services.

 

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