Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit in Rivers State, led by ACP. Bennett Igweh, have killed three suspected kidnappers allegedly terrorising parts of the state.
The team also rescued two kidnap victims in two separate operations at a forest in Ogbodo community, Isiokpo clan, Ikwerre local government area and a forest in Ibaa community, Emohua LGA.
In a statement, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Police Command, DSP. Nnamdi Omoni, noted that the IGP team had invaded the kidnappers den in the two LGAs and made the achievement.
He disclosed that many of the criminals escaped with bullet wounds, adding that the kidnap victims were rescued unhurt.
“Men of the IGP monitoring Unit, led by the Commander, DCP Benneth Igweh, today 20/03/2019, at about 1400hrs, acting on credible information and deploying technical intelligence, stormed a thick forest at Ogbodo Isiokpo, in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, where one Dr. I.I. Samuel, who was kidnapped on Monday, 18/3/19, at about 0300hrs, in his residence, was kept by the kidnappers.
“On sighting the police at the forest, the kidnappers opened fire and in the ensuing gun battle, two of the kidnappers were fatally wounded, while several others escaped with gun shot wounds.
“Consequently, the victim was rescued un-hurt and the sum of Five Hundred thousand Naira (N500,000.00 ransom money) recovered from their camp.”