The videos began trending early Wednesday showing passengers stranded as kidnappers engaged in a gun duel with security forces; but by the end of the day, another viralvideo emerged showing three of the bandits mowed down.
It was at Okwo town on the Benin – Auchi road; and Edo State Police Command’s Spokesman, SP Kontongs Bello, confirmed that some suspected kidnappers were shot in Edo State on Wedneswere gunned down.
“It’s true, it happened yesterday [Tuesday] at 0620hrs, Okwo in Ehor area, but the combined team of the police and the military foiled the attempt, nobody was kidnapped, one person, a young man driving Lexus 350 was hit in his car in his shoulder.
“Today (Wednesday), the hoodlums came out again and three of them gunned down by the combined team of the police, military and vigilentee. Edo must be safe,” he said.