The Rivers State Police Command on Monday said it has destroyed a camp belonging to suspected kidnappers in Omerelu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
This was made known in a statement by the State police spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni, in Port Harcourt.
Omoni said that the police had entered the forest in Omerelu in search of the kidnappers and their camps.
“Personnel of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), in a sting operation on 5/7/19, following the attack on motorists along the Omerelu-Owerri road on 4/7/19 while acting on credible information, stormed a kidnappers’ den in a forest in Omerelu.
“On sighting the police, the hoodlums engaged them in a shootout, but they (kidnappers) were repelled and chased farther into the forest with some of them sustaining life-threatening gunshot wounds,” Omoni said.
Omoni also listed the items recovered from the camp before it was destroyed; ‘One locally made pistol, live ammunition, one 32-inch plasma television and one generator, one bag of garri, automated teller machine cards and photographs of the hoodlums.’
Omoni added that the police are on the tail of the fleeing hoodlums.