Four kidnappers feared dead in Ondo after clashing with soldiers

Reports just reaching say four suspected kidnappers were  feared killed when men of the Nigerian Army attacked them along Owo-Ifon Expressway, Ondo State.

The kidnappers  had barricaded the road, while attempting to abduct some travellers before they were attacked by  the soldiers who were said to be on patrol along the expressway.

 It was learnt that the kidnappers had already abducted some victims when the soldiers got to the scene.

 A source said the soldiers engaged the kidnappers in a  gun duel that  last for almost an hour.

 The source added that   kidnappers left the victims and ran into the forest.

 Spokesman of the state Police command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident.

He said men of the command were already in the forest in search of the bandits.

But Army authorities in the state say nobody was killed in the clash .