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Gunmen Kill Soldier During Rescue Operation of Kidnapped Foreigner in Ibadan

A soldier, who was active in the rescue team who tracked down gunmen, who kidnapped a Lebanese and his aide in Ibadan was discovered lifeless in the kidnappers den.

An army lieutenant got gunshot wound from hoodlums when Operation Burst went to the rescue of the abducted persons on Saturday.
Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday night asserted that the soldier’s corpse was found in the bush. He further revealed that the corpse of a civilian was also discovered at the same location but didn’t disclose the identity of the civilian. He also stated that a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps sustained bullet wounds.

The PPRO confirmed the identity and nationality of the kidnapped victim as a Lebanese. But he added that foreign nationals did not always disclose their movement to the police to give them proper travel advice.
The statement read, “On 12 / 12 /2020 at about 17:23 hours, one Hassan Mills ‘m’ of Panorama Farm Mekun, Oke Alaro area of Ibadan was abducted at the entrance of his farm by gunmen, who shot severally before taking him away into the forest. In a swift response, the DPO Oke Alaro combed the forest intending to rescue the abductor from his captors and also arrest the culprits.

“Consequent upon this, a team of Operation Burst which was invited by the company arrived the area and proceeded to the forest. Not too long, one Army Lieutenant sustained gunshot injury on his right lap, and immediately taking to the hospital while the personal assistant to the abducted man, who was also abducted alongside his boss escaped during the exchange of gunfire.
“On 13 / 12 /2020, two corpses of one soldier and a civilian were discovered in the forest while civil defence personnel also sustained gunshot injury. It is worthy of note that the movement of these foreign nationals most of the time is not known to the police authority in the state to enable professional advice to be given appropriately.”

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