A suspected kidnapper has been killed by the Rivers State Police Command.
The deceased, identified as Samuel Nakpoo, was said to be among those responsible for all criminal activities along Ogoni-Uyo axis of the East West road.
Samuel was initially arrested and confessed to the crime. He later led the officers to their camp in a forest at Ogu/ Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State and attempted to escape but was shot in the leg, after which he was rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital where he later died.
According to the spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni: “A joint operation by officers and men of ‘Operation Sting’ and Anti-cultism unit, led by CSP Ahijo Lawson, stormed the kidnappers den, the hoodlums on sighting the police took to their heels.”
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Omoni revealed that items recovered from the camp include: one GPMG, G-3rifles ,one SMG rifle, one rocket launcher ,five pump action guns ,933 rounds of 7.62mm Live ammunition etc.
Efforts have been put in place to apprehend the remaining members of his gang.
He also appealed to residents of the state to assist the police in the fight against crimes by providing useful information.