Rivers state police command says it arrested 5 persons and shot 3 dead in their attempts to kidnap a 16 seater bus travelling from port Harcourt to Lagos at Rumuodogo axis of the East West Road in Emuoha Local Government Area of the state.
The police public relation officer Nnamdi Omoni told correspondent that the kidnapers had shot at the driver and two tires of the commercial vehicle in a bid to force the driver to stop.
‘’He said the courageous driver was able to control the steering to get to a halt before men of the newly inaugurated operations sting stormed the scene and returned fire for fire’’
He said their Efforts to hijack and divert the commercial bus into the Rumuodogo forest was foiled by men of the Rivers state police command newly operation sting who were patrolling the area’’
The Rivers state police command spokesman Nnamdi Omoni said men of the operations sting however chased the fleeing criminals into the forest and shot three of them and in a swift reaction decided to comb the forest having noticed that the criminals were running toward a particular side of the forest and to their amazement discovered five men waiting to receive the kidnaped victims when the will eventually over power the driver.
He said the command recovered from the camp cache of arms and ammunition.
Food stuffs. Police camouflage identity cards some magazines. AK47Riffles.
He said the five men arrested in the forest are helping police with investigation.