The Taraba State Police Command has rescued, Yakubu Atiku, who was reported may have been kidnapped had the law enforcement agent did not swift into action that five of suspected kidnappers killed
It was gathered that the suspects stormed Atiku’s home in Garba-Chede, Gassol Local Government Area of the state late on Friday night, when the police was informed of the act of the kidnappers.
As gathered, sources claimed that resistance of the suspects ensued into exchange of gunfire and that the police killed five of the attackers.
The spokesman of the command, ASP David Misal, said that the operatives attached to Bali Division engaged a group of armed men suspected to be kidnappers and armed robbers and had five of the suspects killed during gun battle,
Speaking at a news conference on Saturday in Jalingo, Misal disclosed that aside from the kidnapping attempt, hoodlums on the same date invaded the residence of one Yakubu Atiku of Garba-Chede in an attempt to kidnap him.
“The report was received with swift reaction from our operatives which led to an exchange of fire from both sides.
“With the superior fire power of our gallant officers, five members of the gang were shot dead while others escaped with bullet wounds,” he said.
According to the spokesman, one AK47 rifle, one pump action, two single barrel guns, 16 cartridges, three expended 7.62mm ammunition, two expended cartridges and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects.
He assured that the police would leave no stone unturned until they reduced the nefarious acts of kidnapping and armed robbery to the barest minimum as directed by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr David Akinremi.
Misal appealed to members of the public to always report criminal acts to the police for effective service delivery.