Elele Alimini Community in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State where thrown into jubilation mood on Monday when three suspected kidnappers were shot dead by men of Nigeria Army.
Our correspondent gathered that three other suspects sustained serious bullet wound in the operation between the soldiers in collaboration with local vigilant operating in the community against the hoodlums.
Confirming the incident to our correspondent, the Head of the Local Vigilante in Elele Alimini, JOHN WOKE disclosed that the criminals had abducted their victims and took them to their hideout in a nearby forest along Elele Barrack road where their victims were kept and ransom was demanded.
The vigilante chief John Woke said ‘’following a tip off by members of the public, men of the local vigilant subsequently hinted men of the Nigerian Army who quickly led the operation into criminal hideout to rescue the victims and on citing the Army the kidnappers opened fire which led to the killing of three of the suspects while others fled with gunshots wounds.
Rivers State police command is yet to confirm the incident nor have issued official statement on the recent killing of three suspected kidnappers terrorizing Elele Alimini-Ahoada axis of the East West and Elele-Barrack road.