Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command killed three suspected notorious kidnappers in the Choba area of Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Friday.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Omoni Nnamdi, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, said the operatives also rescued three kidnap victims who were kept at the kidnappers’ hideout in Choba.
The statement said the rescued kidnap victims include two females, Timi Endure and Nasi Fatima, as well as Eze Wilson, a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Port Harcourt, who was kidnapped on January 20, 2017.
It reads in part, “The Rivers State Police Command in its onslaught against arm banditry in the State, today 10/2/2017 recorded a significant breakthrough
“The team tracked and traced kidnappers to their hideout at Choba, where on sighting the Police the hoodlums opened fire and were repelled at the end of which three of them were fatally wounded while two of our men sustained gunshot wounds.