The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of three suspected kidnappers who disguised in pastor’s outfit.
The suspects died following a gun duel between them and a police patrol team at Agbogidi Motor Park, close to the Onitsha head bridge, along the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway on Friday.
It was learnt that the police operatives had stormed the park based on intelligence report and engaged the suspects in a 10-minute gun duel.
Confirming the report at the weekend, the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Ibrahim Zanna, diplayed the corpses of the suspects, saying his men acted on credible information.
According to him, his men were on the trail of the mole who reportedly fled the scene before he could be fished out by the policemen.
Zanna said, “The suspects drove into a bar in the park in a Toyota Corolla car allegedly waiting for their target, said to be a United Kingdom-based native of Asaba coming home for Christmas.
“On sighting the police patrol team, the suspects opened fire with spontaneous response from the police officers.
“Some brave persons at the motor park assisted the police during the operation,” the CP stated, calling on the general public to always provide the police with credible information that could lead to the tracking down of hoodlums.
“The police recovered the vehicle, one AK 47 rifle, one pump action gun, one locally made pistol with 19 rounds of 7.6mm, eight live cartridges, one expended cartridge and church aprons from the suspects.”