Police kill two kidnapping suspects in Anambra, recover arms

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Anambra State says its operatives have killed two suspected kidnappers.

DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, spokesman of the command its operatives on routine patrol on Monday engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, killing two while two escaped.

He said “At about 8:45 pm, the operatives while on routine patrol along usmusiome Nkpor, Idemili North LGA intercepted a Gang of Four operating in an unregistered black Lexus SUV, recovered two locally made explosives, one Ak47 rifle, nine live 7.62 ammunition, four Ak47 magazines, Charms and other incriminating items.

“The operatives during the gun duel with the criminals demobilized two of the gang members, while two others escape. Efforts are already emplaced to arrest other fleeing gang members.

“Also earlier on the same date by 4 pm, the Operatives at Azu Ogbunike Oyi LGA arrested another gang of armed robbery/vandals in the act, vandalizing a truck suspected to have been stolen.

“The suspects are one Nwusulor Fidelis ‘m’ aged 51years, Iloegunam Amobi ‘m’ aged 44years, Solomon Akpagu ‘m’ aged 51years and Chidiebere Innocent ‘m’ aged 28years. They all confessed to the crime and they are currently helping the police with information on other syndicate members that dispossess innocent drivers of their trucks before bringing them to their criminal hideout at Azu Ogbunike”