Rivers State Police revealed today that the Command killed three kidnappers who hijacked a commercial bus along the Etche-Owerri Road of the state.
It was gathered that the kidnappers had been terrorizing the axis of the East-West Road in the state. However, during an exchange with operatives of the state Anti-Kidnapping Unit on Sunday morning, the kidnappers were killed by police bullets.
Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, the Spokesperson for the State Police Command, confirmed the killings. He revealed that the police recovered the arms and ammunition used by the gunmen. Mr. Omoni also said all 18 passengers on the bus were rescued unhurt.
He said, “We swung into action when we heard that the bus carrying 18 passengers was hijacked by armed robbers. They tried to kidnap the passengers on the bus. But we were able to rescue the kidnap victims. The armed robbers engaged our men but three of the robbers were fatally wounded. They were confirmed dead when they were taken to the hospital.”