Simon Ekpa Kicks as Police Kill Kidnappers in Lagos

The Defacto leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Simon Ekpa, has said the kidnappers killed by the police in Lagos last week were wrongfully tagged as criminals.

Concise News reported that the Lagos State Police Command foiled a kidnap attempt by a dangerous and very notorious gang of kidnappers planning to abduct some high net-worth individuals in the state.

Receiving intelligence about two weeks ago, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, directed the Command’s tactical teams who followed up closely, monitored dutifully and were able to determine that the gang was going to strike on Thursday in Ladipo area of the state.

“With the benefit of this information, we were able to proactively prepare for them and more or less laid an ambush for them, said the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement.

“The kidnappers who were caught unawares would not give up easily as they engaged the police officers in a shoot-out. They of course bowed to the superior fire power of the police. Nine of them were neutralized while two escaped with gunshot injuries. Four AK-47 rifles, four locally-made semiautomatic pistols, nine AK47 magazines, three walkie-talkies, one POS machine and a loud speaker were recovered from them. Also recovered are their two operational vehicles: one black Toyota 4Runner and a blue Lexus RX350. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.

“It is worthy of note that the Command had been on the trail of this gang for the past eight months for their numerous kidnapping of wealthy individuals in Isolo, Okota, Ejigbo and Ladipo areas of Lagos State. We are proud to declare that their reign of terror has effectively come to an end.”

Reacting, Ekpa wrote on X social media platform that the deceased were Biafrans, adding that Nigeria is out to destroy his people.

He wrote, “These are Biafrans, they massacred them and tagged them criminals.

“We call on Biafrans in Lagos to mind their movement. The Nigeria establishment is out to destroy us, you must not give yourself so cheap to be used for propaganda against Biafra and ndigbo.

“Have you ever seen Yoruba criminals or Fulani criminals and terrorists killed like this in Yoruba land?

“Whatever happens, we call on Biafrans in Lagos to stay strong, we are almost at the end of the tunnel. Those of their terrorists in Biafraland will continue to collect Wotowoto.”

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