A soldier has been found dead in the hideout of the kidnappers.
The deceased was said to be part of the rescue team trailing gunmen, who kidnapped a Lebanese and his aide in Ibadan.
On Saturday, an army lieutenant was also shot and injured by the hoodlums when the Operation Burst was summoned to rescue the abducted persons.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday night.
He said the corpse of a soldier was found in the bush, explaining that the corpse of a civilian was also discovered at the same place without disclosing the identity of the civilian adding that a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps was also shot and injured.
The PPRO confirming the kidnapped victim as a Lebanese revealed that foreign nationals did not always disclose their movement to the police to give them proper travel advice.
The statement read, “On 12/12/2020 at about 17:23 hours, one Hassan Mills ‘m’ of Panorama Farm Mekun, Oke Alaro area of Ibadan was abducted at the entrance of his farm by gunmen, who shot severally before taking him away into the forest. In a swift response,the DPO Oke Alaro, combed the forest with a view to rescue the abductor from his captors and also arrest the culprits.
“Consequent upon this, a team of Operation Burst which was invited by the company arrived the area and proceeded to the forest. Not too long, one Army Lieutenant sustained gunshot injury on his right lap, and immediately taking to the hospital while the personal assistant to the abducted man, who was also abducted alongside his boss escaped during the exchange of gunfire.
“On 13/12/2020, two corpses of one soldier and a civilian were discovered in the forest while a civil defence personnel also sustained gunshot injury. It is worthy of note that movement of these foreign nationals most of the time are not known to the police authority in the state to enable professional advice to be given appropriately.”