A gun battle between officers of the Nigerian Army and kidnappers in Rivers State has left three kidnappers shot dead with many others wounded.
News of their death has elicited celebration among members of the Elele Alimini Community and environs in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State. The operation was carried out between the Nigerian army and the local vigilante.
It was learnt that three other suspects sustained serious bullet wounds during the gun duel between the soldiers in collaboration with local vigilant operating in the community and the hoodlums. kidnappers shot dead
Confirming the incident, 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 Barracks road where their victims were kept and ransom demanded.
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 the 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.”