The police in Imo state has killed a suspected kidnapper while rescuing a man abducted by the deceased and his gang members on July 1.
A statement released by the media aide to the Imo state police commissioner, CSP Mike Abattam, states that on July 1, the 46-year-old victim, Uzondu Kaka, a native of Umunuma Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen who trailed and kidnapped him at the entrance of his house in Umunuma Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State.
Abattam said the gunmen stormed the victim’s house riding in a blue coloured Four Runner SUV vehicle without a registration number and took him to an unknown destination.
On receipt of this information on 5/7/2021 at about 1430 hours, the command tactical teams after gathering technical intelligence was able to trace the location where the Kidnappers used as their Den in the forest at Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State.
The Hoodlums on sighting the tactical teams engaged them in a gun duel and in the process one of the suspect was neutralised , others escaped with gunshot wounds and the victim was rescued unhurt.
One of the operatives of the tactical teams who sustained gunshot injury was rushed to the hospital where he is presently, receiving treatment.
The following was recovered at the scene, one pump action gun, five (5) live cartridges, six (6) expended cartridges and sellotape used in blindfolding the victim .
The rescued victim then informed the tactical teams that he was robbed of the sum of one Hundred and fifty thousand Naira, his ATM card and other valuables.
The corpse of the neutralised suspect was later deposited at the federal Medical Centre (FMC)Owerri , Imo State.”Abattam’s statement read
He added that efforts are on top gear to arrest the fleeing suspects with gunshot injuries.
He appealed to residents of the state and hospitals to report any person or persons seen with gunshot injuries to the nearest police station.