Four suspected kidnappers have been reported dead after engaging the Police in a shootout in Delta State.
The suspects died while receiving medical treatment in the hospital, WAFFITV can report.
The Police also recovered one (1) AK 47 rifle, two (2) magazines, two pumpaction guns, twenty-eight (28) rounds of AK 47 live ammunition, thirty-one (31) rounds of live cartridges from the suspects
It was learnt that the suspects were arrested by the Special Anti-kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad in a combined effort with operatives of Intelligence Response Unit Force Headquarters.
The troops intercepted the gang around Agbor by the railway track who had planned to kidnap one Mrs. Obiagheli Eze-Nwane who majors as the PDP woman leader and wife of Obi Agadagidi ‘1’ of Umunede Kingdom and one Fubu ‘m’ who is into oil and gas.
The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali disclosed this at a press briefing at Asaba.
CP Ali said, “The gang engaged the teams in a heavy gun duel and in the process the gang were overpowered by the combined team.
Four of the suspected members of the gang sustained serious gunshot injuries while others escaped into the surrounding bush with traces of blood.
“The injured suspects were taken to the hospital where they gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
“Investigation later revealed that three among the suspects were on death roll who escaped from Oko Maximum prison in Edo State during the ‘END SARS’ Jailbreak.”
He said an investigation is ongoing.
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