Two kidnappers killed in battle with police

Two suspected kidnappers have been killed during a clash with the police in Anambra State.

The suspects were gunned down on May 7, at Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

 They were said to have been killed by a joint security team at Umusiome-Nkpor road, at about 8:45pm on May 7.

Police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, said in a statement yesterday that two locally made explosives, one Ak-47 rifle, nine live 7.62 ammunition, four Ak-47 magazines, charms and other incriminating items, were recovered from the suspects.

According to Ikenga, security forces had engaged in several joint operations following credible information volunteered by residents of the state.

“These joint operations yielded a major positive development on May 7, by 8:45pm. The operatives, while on routine patrol along Umusiome Nkpor, Idemili North LGA intercepted a gang of four operating in an unregistered black Lexus SUV.

“The operatives recovered two locally made explosives, one Ak47 rifle, nine live 7.62 ammunition, four Ak47 magazines, charms and other incriminating items.

“The operatives, during the gun duel with the criminals, demobilised two of the gang members, while two others escaped. Efforts are already emplaced to arrest the fleeing gang members.”

Ikenga said other armed robbery suspects were arrested at Azu Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of the state.

He said the suspects were apprehended around 4pm while vandalising a truck suspected to have been stolen.

“The suspects are one Nwusulor Fidelis, 51, Iloegbunam Amobi, 44, Solomon Akpagu, 51, and Chidiebere Innocent, 28.

“They all confessed to the crime and they are currently helping the police with information on other syndicate members that dispossess innocent drivers of their trucks before bringing them to their criminal hideout at Azu Ogbunike,” Ikenga added.


Recommended For You

About the Author: Admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *