Two Killed As Police Clash With Suspected Kidnappers In Rivers
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Two Killed As Police Clash With Suspected Kidnappers In Rivers

C4i Intelligence Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command, on Friday, engaged suspected kidnappers in a gun duel at Oyigbo/Igbo-Etche Forest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, killing two in the process.

The hoodlums shot dead were identified as Blacky, the gang leader, and one Peter Nwafor.

According to the Police, the syndicate was linked to the abduction of a woman and her daughter on March 18, 2023, in the Garrison area of the State.

One AK47 rifle and 18 live ammunition were recovered from them.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Spokesperson, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, said: “The Operatives were acting on actionable intelligence gathered on the kidnapping gang. Upon sighting the Police team, the hoodlums opened fire on them.

“During the gun duel that lasted for about an hour, the gang leader, who was later identified as Blacky, was fatally wounded. Another suspect identified as Peter Nwafor ‘m’ was shot while trying to escape. The two suspects were taken to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital where they were confirmed dead by a doctor on duty. Their corpses have been deposited at the UPTH Mortuary.

“The gang was linked to the kidnap of a woman and her daughter on March 18, 2023, along Garrison, Port Harcourt. It would be recalled that two members of the gang had earlier been arrested.”

Meanwhile, residents of the State are advised to remain supportive, law-abiding, and vigilant and promptly report acts of crime and criminality to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on 08032003514 and 08098880134.


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