Operatives of Anti–Kidnapping Unit led by Command­er, SP Edward Shadare have smashed a kidnap­ping gang at Rumuoduru in Port Harcourt, killing one of the suspects.
The operatives also rescued one Mrs Abigail Eseme Oroboh who was kidnapped from her resi­dence on Friday April 6.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident said: “The operatives while playing along with the kidnap­pers for ransom, tracked them to their residence where the lady was kept in chains. However, on sight­ing the police engaged them and in a return fire, one of them was fatally wounded while two oth­ers escaped.”
Omoni said the police recovered, three locally made pistols, one con­structed iron riffle, 30 rounds of live ammuni­tion and one black Lexus 330 Jeep, the gang used to perpetrate their criminal acts.
He said the rescued lady has been debriefed and released to her hus­band for medical atten­tion.
Assuring that the po­lice has intensified effort to arrest the fleeing hood­lums, Omoni advised the public to be extra vigilant and report any suspi­cious movement in their neighborhood to the po­lice, saying that kidnap­pers have evolved a new means of kidnapping.-The Authority