Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have killed six suspected kidnappers during a raid on their hideout at Obelle community in Emohua local government area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Nwonyi Emeka, who disclosed this while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt on Friday, July 7, 2023, said operatives also arrested six suspected cultists and kidnappers, who have been terrorising the Emohua local government axis of the East-West Road.
He further stated that the Police responded and in exchange of gunfire six of the hoodlums were fatally wounded, six arrested while others escaped with bullet wounds in different directions.
The police boss said on July 6, 2023, acting on credible information, Police operatives trailed kidnappers to their hideout, victims were rescued unhurt at Ozuoha community in IKwerre local government area of the state, while one Mr. Buchi David was arrested.
He listed exhibits recovered to include one locally fabricated arms, cut to size guns, and six cartridges.
CP Emeka revealed that on June 20, 2023, the Special Area Division at Rumudomaya community in Obio-Akpor local government area and local vigilance group raided criminal hideout in the community.
He stated that suspects both men and women aged between 15 to 28 years were arrested and different hard drugs recovered from them.
The CP also revealed that operatives of Anti-cultism unit, Bori annex on July 5, 2023, while on patrol at Yokuru community in Khana local government area, arrested one Baridara Baridam, aka ‘Ojukwu’, who had been on wanted list of Police.
He said the suspect is a member of a three-man gang including one a.k.a Mali and Lekia terrorizing Ogoni axis of East-West road.
Emeka listed exhibits recovered from the suspect to include two AK47 riffles.