The notorious criminals were reportedly killed by men of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), monitoring unit, during a gun dual in the kidnappers’ cave in a forest in Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of the state earlier hours of Friday morning.
Parading the bodies of the victims at the state headquarters of police on Friday, the state commissioner of Police (CP), Musa Belel said several dangerous weapons including four AK-47 rifle, one pump action magazine, locally made pistol among others were recovered from the gang, during the operation.
Also, the Police paraded over 20 suspects being held for various offences across the state. Among the suspects are three females, suspected cultists arrested for various violent crimes at different locations across the state.
Speaking further Belel disclosed that, the IGP Monitoring Unit led by the Commander, Adaka Justin, stormed a criminal hideout in Eneka, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state, where the bandits were hibernating.
He stated that, though two members of the IGP Monitoring Unit were wounded during a gun duel with the miscreants, police gunned down.
According to the state police boss, the kidnap gang was responsible for criminal activities in Eneka and its environs.
Also, two female kidnap victims were rescued by the state Anti-Kidnap Unit led by the Commander, SP Edward Shadare, in a forest in Emohua Local Government Area of the State.
Belel stated: “On our part, we will continue to do our best to sustain the current onslaught against armed banditry in the state.
“I have repositioned my men for better productivity. And as soon as possible, you will feel the impact of rejigged strategy”, the CP assured.
Credit: The Nation