According to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, they prevented some gunmen from kidnapping a foreigner from a farm in Ibadan, Oyo State.
During a gunfight, the security guards reportedly killed one of the kidnappers.
This was revealed in a statement released on Thursday by Oyindamola Okuneye, the NSCDC Public Relations Officer for Oyo State.
According to the statement, “The officers of the Corps shot one suspected kidnapper yesterday (Wednesday) around 10:30pm at Easy Gate Farm on Abanla Ogunmakin Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The eight suspected kidnappers had to confront the brave officers of the Corps in a gun battle after they had entered the farm to abduct the farm’s foreign owner.
“One of the kidnappers was shot dead and others escaped with various degrees 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.
“The commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Michael Adaralewa, is using this medium to call on residents of the state to join hands with all security agencies by giving credible information to them.
“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 other to arrest other members of the kidnap gang that escaped with the bullet injuries.”