Army bursts notorious kidnapping syndicate; rescues victim •One suspect dead, another nabbed

Posted by News Express | 12 April 2016 | 2,393 times

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Troops of 14 Brigade Garrison of the Nigerian Army based in Ohafia, Abia State, on Sunday successfully burst a notorious kidnapping syndicate based in Nkporo community of Ohafia Local Government Area of the state.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, announced this last night in a statement.

He said: “During the operation, the troops were able to rescue a kidnap victim who was earlier shot and kidnapped by his abductors at Aba on 6th April, 2016.

“However one of the suspected kidnappers, Mr Chidiebere Sunday, was apprehended while 2 of his suspected accomplices escaped. One other member of the gang in a bid to evade arrest through the roof of their den fell from a roof, hit his head on the hard floor and died.

“The troops recovered the following items from the kidnappers; 2 AK-47 rifles, 9 AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with 124 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 1 Pistol, 2 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 2 machetes and the sum of Five Million, Four Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (N5,490,000.00) only.

“Other items recovered include a Toyota RAV4 jeep with registration number MUS 428 RZ, military camouflage jungle hat, 6 mobile telephone handsets, an iPad, Diamond Bank Debit Card, bunch of different keys, 2 empty bags and a wrap of suspected marijuana.”


Source: News Express

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