Enugu police neutralise two suspected kidnappers, rescue victim

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR

The Enugu State Police Command has neutralised two suspected kidnappers and rescued one male kidnap victim on the outskirt of the Enugu metropolis.

The command also recovered the victim’s black Lexus 350 Jeep alongside one locally made revolver gun loaded with four cartridges and another locally fabricated pistol belonging to the criminals.

The command made this known in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Tuesday.

Ndukwe said, “Following the policing thrust and renewed crime-fighting impetus of the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kanayo Uzuegbu, a combined team of police operatives rescued a male kidnap victim after a gunfight with the hoodlums.

“One of the miscreants, simply identified as ‘Baron’, was neutralised on the spot in the ensuing shootout, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds. The victim’s black-coloured Lexus 350 Jeep was recovered alongside 1 locally made revolver gun loaded with four 4 cartridges and another locally fabricated pistol belonging to the criminal elements.

“However, further manhunt of the fleeing members of the gang led to the discovery and recovery of the lifeless body of the second neutralised hoodlum, simply identified as Chukwunonso a.k.a. ‘Nolly’, in the morning hours of today, 21/08/2023, in a forest at the location of the gun duel.

“The two neutralised members of the criminal gang have been on the criminals’ watch list of the Command, while the operational success was due to the Operatives’ swift response to a distress call on the kidnap of the victim, along Agbani Road Enugu, in the said night.”