Police Kill Kidnapper, Abacha, In Port-Harcourt, Recover Ammunition (Graphic Photos)
Offificial of the Rivers State Police command on Wednesday killed a notorious armed robber and kidnapper identified as Abacha, during a shootout in Rumuakunde in Emohua local government area of the state.
According to command Public Relations officer, Nnamdi Omoni, the deceased who has been terrorising residents of River state for long, has been on police wanted list . He was killed when officers stormed their camp.
Omoni said arms and ammunition as well as some police uniforms were recovered from gang’s hideout.
The security team in collaboration with local vigilantes, raided a criminal camp at Rumuakunde, Emohua Local Government Area, where a gang terrorising the East-West Road was hibernating.
They stormed the camp and on sighting the police, the hoodlums engaged the police officers in a gun battle. In the course of the gunfire, we were able to shoot one dead who was later identified to be Abacha.
One of the leaders of the gang identified as Ekwueme ran. One searching the camp, we recovered fire arms allegedly snatched from police officers, three pump actions, two magazines, In that same camp, we recovered police uniforms and berets bearing the tags of the police officers.
They wear the police uniforms to carry out their operations. They also have Army apparels.
The state Commissioner of police has called for an investigation into how they got the uniforms, whether the officers were killed or there was a compromise, he said
Omoni appealed to the public to help the command with useful information that can lead to the arrest of the fleeing memebrs.