The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State Chapter, have frustrated an attempt by some persons to abduct a foreigner on a farm in Ibadan, the state capital.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Oyindamola Okuneye, in a statement on Thursday, said that one of the gunmen was killed during the fierce gun battle between the security agents and the hoodlums.
The incident was said to have happened late Wednesday night, Naija News understands
The statement read, ” The suspected kidnappers numbered eight gained entry to the farm to kidnap the owner of the farm, who is a foreigner but 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.
“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 wound in other to arrest other members of the kidnap gang that escaped with the bullet injuries.”