Rivers State: Police kills two kidnappers

The Rivers State Police Command has killed two kidnappers  on Monday night.The kidnappers lost thier lives when they got engaged with the operatives of the Anti-Kid­napping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command in a gun battle in a forest in Um­uebulu, Etche Local Govern­ment Area.
The kidnappers were on their way to receive ransom for the release of three vic­tims in their den when they were trailed and killed by the police.
According to the state Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, who con­firmed the incident, said that the operatives played along with the kidnappers who were waiting for the ransom, traced them to the forest in Umuebulu where the kid­napped victims, Amadi Okey,
Comrade Stanley Odioye and Princess Maduegbulam were blindfolded and held captive.
Omoni said: “The hood­lums on sighting the police engaged them in a gun duel and in a return fire, two of the hoodlums were fatally wounded, while the other two escaped with bullet wounds.”
He said that the hostages were rescued and handed over to their families after be­ing debriefed, adding that the operatives were combing the bushes with a view to arrest­ing the fleeing hoodlums and recovering their weapons.
Meanwhile, two locally made guns, 10 cartridges were recovered from the kidnap­pers.
Source: ( Breaking Times )

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