TWO kidnap suspects were on Monday shot dead by the police in Plateau State.

It was learnt that the two suspects had earlier abducted two persons in Mangu Council Area of the state and fled before the police shot them dead in a gun battle and rescued the victims.

Spokesman for the state Police Command, Gabriel Ogaba, confirmed the development in a statement released Monday evening.

He said, “In an unrelenting manhunt for a notorious gang of kidnappers, who kidnapped two persons at Chanso village in Gindiri on the 16/01/2021 and fled, the Intelligence Response Team and hawk-eyed patrol team of the Command attached to Mangu Division, on 18/01/2021 at about 1300hrs stormed the kidnappers den, engaged the gang in a fierce gun duel and killed two of its members while other gang members escaped with various degrees of bullet wounds.

“The two kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt and reunited to their families. Meanwhile, efforts are on to track down other fleeing members of the gang.”