Two suspected kidnappers have been killed by the Anambra State Police while the police were trying to rescue their victim.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Nkeiru Nwode, stated this on Saturday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, while addressing journalists.
Nwode, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the victim, simply identified as Nnamdi, was kidnapped by four armed hoodlums on October 11, at a filling station in Obosi, near Onitsha.
According to her, N20m was demanded as ransom but the detectives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command trailed the kidnappers on their way to collect the ransom on October 13.
“When the hoodlums got to know that they were being trailed, they started attacking the police but two of the kidnappers were killed, while others escaped with bullet wounds,” Nwode said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that exhibits recovered from the suspects included one locally made pistol with two live cartridges, one cut-to-size single barrel gun, one unregistered Q-link motorcycle and a mobile phone.
Nwode assured members of the public that the police would not relent in securing lives and property in the state.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )