Fierce Gun Battle Kills 3 Kidnappers In Anambra

Fierce Gun Battle Kills 3 Kidnappers In Anambra

Three suspected kidnappers were killed in Nnewi in Anambra State as they engaged security operatives in a fierce gun battle. The suspects were said to have been responsible for the abduction of Mr. Lazarus Ezuka and Mrs. LivinaNweze in Akatta, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State on April 28, 2015 and May 3, 2015 respectively. It was gathered that the kidnap gang had established contact with their victims’ families and demanded ransoms ranging from N30m and N50m. The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, who spoke on the incident, explained that security operatives were on the matter with a view to apprehending the hoodlums and rescuing the victims. .”The Anti-kidnapping Squad of the Command, acted on a tip-off, stormed the kidnappers’ den at Nnewi. On sighting the police, the kidnappers engaged the policemen in a gun battle where three of the criminals were later killed,” the state police spokesman said. Enwerem, added that the victims were rescued unhurt and without the payment of any ransom. Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the hoodlums, Ezuka described the kidnappers’ den as hell and disclosed that they were starved of food and water. One of the victim,a 60-year-old identified one of the dead suspects as Cosmas Odogwu; his family relation.

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