The Rivers state police command in an effort to cleanse the state of criminal gangs dismantled a camp of kidnappers terrorizing the Emuoha LGA axis of the East west road where one person was shot dead upon engaging the police in a gun battle.
The police public relation officer of the rivers state police command Nnamdi Omoni while parading the dead suspect with items recovered from the camps identified the deceased as Abacha said the feat was achieved by the combined effort of the local vigilante operating within that community
Omoni also revealed that other members of the gangs who had been on police wanted list escaped with gunshots injuries
He said with the new onslaught against criminals in the area, East west road would be safe again and urge members of the public to avail the police of useful information.
The statement issued to journalist reads:
Operative of the operation sting in the early hours of today in a combined operation with the anti-robbery Team of Rumuji police station working with a local vigilante stormed kidnappers camp at RUMUAKUNDE in Emuoha local government area of the state where a gang of kidnappers led by one Ekwueme Brown who is alleged to be the leader of the criminal gang terrorizing the east west road were hibernating.
The hoodlums on sighting the police engaged them is a serious gun duel leading to the death of one of them later identified as ABACHA, the leader, Ekwueme Brown and others escaped with gunshot wounds
On dismantling their camps, the following exhibits were recovered:
TWO (2) AK47 Riffles
Three (3) pump action gun
One (I) locally made single barrel gun
23 rounds of 9mm live ammunition
Large quantities of police and army uniforms
The operatives are still combing the bushes with a view to arresting others members of the gang that fled with gunshot wounds
The command wishes to appeal to the public to help us with useful information that can lead to their arrest via the following security numbers