A notorious kidnap kingpin identified as Promise Nduka Nwome, who specialized in kidnapping and terrorizing commuters along the Port Harcourt/ Owerri road, was killed last night by men of the Rivers State Police Command .
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, told journalists that Promise also known as Agbaisiegbe of Omarelu was killed in a gun battle in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers state, when he and his gang members attempted to hijack a commercial bus going to Port Harcourt from Owerri .
Omoni said the criminals on sighting the police engaged them in a gun battle which left one of the kidnappers fatally wounded while other members of the gang escaped with gunshot wounds.
He urged members of the public to alert the police if they see anybody treating gun wounds outside the hospitals.
He said items recovered from the criminals include one AK47 riffle and several arms and ammunition.