By Emma Amaize
ASABA—A joint team of soldiers and policemen has shot dead a member of a five-man kidnap gang which abducted the proprietor of Derag Eateries, Ozoro, Delta State, Mr Bamidele Daudu.
Vanguard learned that kidnappers invaded the residence of the victim on Monday and whisked him away in his SUV along Kwale road.
Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the kidnap, said: “On receipt of information about the incident, a combined team of policemen and soldiers quickly mobilized and gave the hoodlums a hot pursuit, and in the ensuing gun duel, one of the kidnappers yet to be identified, was gunned down, while others escaped with bullet wounds into the bush.”
She, however, said the victim was subsequently rescued unhurt.
“Items recovered include the victim’s Nissan Tera Jeep, one locally made cut to size single barrel gun and one live cartridge,” she said.
Kalu said police were making efforts to apprehend the fleeing gangsters.