A gang of kidnappers had sneaked into Lagos state and were planning to kidnap some notable persons in Iba area of Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Unknown to them, the police had been alerted on Sunday by sources which the Commissioner of Police described as credible.

He directed the Commander, Anti-Kidnapping Squad to proactively ensure that they did not effectuate their plan.

Consequently, the Squad swung into action immediately.

Tapping into the intelligence resource of the Command, they were able to locate the gang in their hideout at Imota, Ikorodu on Monday.

However, when the hoodlums sighted the approaching police team, they opened fire on them for which the Police replied.

During the exchange of fire, one Sunday (surname unknown) a.k.a the dreaded Dagboru was gunned down.

Two others namely Ebi Gabriel Age 29yrs and Promise Ajele Age 19yrs of Arogbo, Ose-Odo, Ondo State were apprehended.

One locally cut-to-size double barrel pistol, one expended cartridge and three live cartridges were recovered from them.

According to the Commissioner of Police, concerted effort is being made to arrest those on the run and on completion of investigation, suspects will be charged to court.

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