A suspected kidnapper has been shot dead by the operatives of special anti-robbery squad (SARS) during a shootout in a forest near Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The suspect was a member of a kidnap gang who abducted a former senator who represented Ogun West, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo in 2016 at Ilaro.

Three other members of the cross-border kidnapping gang were also arrested while others ran away with bullet wounds.

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The suspects, according to reports, were in the state to rob and kidnap two business men before the police went after them following information about their plan.

On sighting the police, the gang engaged them in a shootout, while one of them lost his life.

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Items recovered include seven AK 47 riffles, two pump action guns, seven magazines, 110 rounds of live ammunitions and 30 rounds cartridges.

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