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Operatives of Anambra State Police Command, on Tuesday, arrested two suspected kidnappers in connection with the abduction of a victim identified as 32-year-old Ijideofor Attama from Igboetiti of Enugu State.

The suspects are 30-year-old Chukwudere Eze of Ogbunka in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State and 40-year-old Raphael Obasi of Arodizuogu in Imo State.

Mr. Attama was intercepted and abducted on the 14th of May, 2022, at about 10:00 pm along Nnewi road by a gang of five armed men operating with an ash-coloured Toyota Sienna vehicle with registration number KGE 117 PZ Imo State.

According to the Police, the gang was already asking for ten million naira as ransom from the victim’s family, but the victim escaped from where he was kept and alerted the security guards in the area.

In another development, four vigilantes lost their lives in an attack at Ifite road, Awka, at about 4:30 pm on Monday.

The State Police Spokesperson, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said while responding to a distress call about the attack, operatives of the Command engaged the gunmen in a gun duel.

They fled and abandoned three of their operational vehicles- one brown Lexus Jeep, a black Toyota Corolla without a registration number, and a brown Mercedes Benz with registration number AA 274 EYF.

The Police also recovered one automatic Pump action gun, 30 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition, six live cartridges, and one live SMG ammunition.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, has restated the Command’s unwavering commitment to the fight against crime and criminality in the State and calls for continuous support.

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