The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State command, Thursday, said its operatives foiled an abduction attempt on a foreigner at a farm in Ibadan.
NSCDC added that one of the abductors was killed in the ensuing gun fuel with the alleged criminals.
This was disclosed by the corps’ PRO, Oyindamola Okuneye. He said the incident happened on Wednesday
According to him, “The suspected kidnappers numbered eight gained entry into the farm to kidnap the owner of the farm, who is a foreigner. But they had to engage the gallant officers of the corps in a gun battle.
“One of the kidnappers was shot dead and others escaped with various degree of bullet wounds. The suspected kidnappers had in June visited the farm to kidnap, and one of our officers was shot during the gun battle.”
Meanwhile, the state commandant of the corps, Michael Adaralewa, has called on residents of the state to support security agencies by giving credible information to them.
He said, “They should let security agencies know what is happening in their areas and also inform NSCDC or the sister agencies anytime they suspect anybody with bullet wounds in order to arrest other members of the kidnap gang that escaped with the bullet injuries.”