Legal Nigeria

Police kill 3 kidnap suspects

No fewer than three suspected kidnappers were on Tuesday, gunned down by policemen along East-West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Daily Sun gathered that the operation followed a distressed call received by policemen at about 9.30pm about the abduction of one Richard in his Toyota Highlanders Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and they responded swiftly.
According to a source the policemen engaged the suspected kidnappers in a gun duel, saying three of the bandits were shot dead, while the victim and his vehicle were rescued.
Items recovered from the suspects included an AK 47 rifle, a locally made pistol, dane gun, magazine and five 7.62mm live ammunition.

In a related development, police yesterday recovered N2.35 million from suspected armed robbers around railway, Miniokoro in Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that po­licemen from Miniokoro Division, while acting on a tip-off at about 2.35pm, trailed the gang and arrested one of them, while two others escaped.
Other items recovered from them were Toyota Highlanders, two AK 47 rifles, four magazines, 92 rounds of 7.62 live ammunition.
A statement from the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmad Muhammad, said investigation had continued with a view to arresting the fleeing two others
(The Sun)