Nigerian kidnapper shot dead in raid by Police!

Nigerian kidnapper shot dead in raid by Police!

Nigeria kidnapping news seems to be very rife now adays.We get a story almost every week..It used to be so bad and died down,but i think its on the rise again.We had the Orekoya nanny case recently,then we had the 3 year old girl who was kidnapped from church,then another young boy was kidnapped ..all within one week!

The latest case is that of a  suspected kidnapper, Niyi Omosola, who was shot dead by
the police in the Epe area of Lagos. Omosola was shot dead during a rescue operation by the police to free a victim, identified simply as Kudirat.

It was gathered that Omosola, while collecting the ransom, sighted the police and decided to escape on a motorcycle when the operatives fired him. Omosola, who hailed from Ondo State, allegedly led a gang which kidnapped the woman in the Elemoro, Ajah area.

Sixty-two-year-old Kudirat was reportedly abducted by the gang on Thursday, April 16, at about 7pm.

Punch correspondent learnt that Kudirat, a businesswoman, was inspecting the construction work at a petrol station she owned in the area when the kidnappers swooped on her and took her away.

It was gathered that the gang later contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N50m. However, after negotiation, our correspondent learnt that the the gang and the family agreed to a ransom of N3m.

Punch Metro learnt on Wednesday that Kudirat’s brother, who had been communicating with the gang, took the ransom to an agreed hideout in the Epe area.

However, a team of operatives led by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Commander, Abba Kyari, was said to have trailed Kudirat’s brother to the hideout.

A police source said Omosola, while collecting the ransom, initially opened fire when he sighted the police.

He added that when the kingpin saw that he was outnumbered, he tried to escape on a motorcycle, leaving the policemen with no choice than to fire him.
“He got on a motorcycle and was riding off when he was gunned down. He did not die immediately.”

Omosola, who was injured, led the SARS operatives to a bush between Epe and Ijebu Ode, where the woman was held.

When the police arrived at the hideout, his gang members had reportedly fled the place.

It was gathered that Kudirat was rescued alive by the police, while Omosola eventually died from the gunshot injuries.

Something really has to be done to curb all these Nigeria kidnapping cases..I think the major factor is lack of jobs,you really become desperate and frustrated when you have spent years looking for a job or trying to feed yourself and your family.When i was growing up,there was nothing like kidnapping in Nigeria.Absolutely none at all..Now it seems its competing with armed robbery in Nigeria.
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