Luck ran against a member of kidnap syndicate terrorizing Ilaro and its environs when he was shot dead by men of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad led by Dsp Uba Adam.
The gang members had earlier kidnapped one Sanni Dan Nasarawa, took him to a thick forest where they tied him down for seven days waiting for his people to pay the ransom.
Luck, however, smiled on him when the rope they used to tie him got loose, while his abductors were fast asleep. He subsequently escaped and ran to FSARS office in Abeokuta where he lodged a complaint.
Upon receiving his report, FSARS operatives quickly mobilized his men and followed the victim to the forest. The team combed the forest from 6 pm of 1st February up till about 4:00 am of 2nd February before they came across the gang who engaged them in serious gun battle which lasted for almost an hour.
At the end of the encounter, one of the suspects was gunned down while others numbering about seven escaped with various degree of gunshot injuries. Recovered from them is one AK47 rifle loaded with 15rounds of ammunition.