By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT—THE Police in Rivers State, yesterday, engaged two suspected cultists in a gun battle, during which two kidnap suspects were gunned down.
A statement by the state Police command confirmed the development, saying: “Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that today 13/05/2015 at 12:30 p.m., Police operatives acting on a credible information, stormed a suspected kidnappers den at NDDC Road, off Iwofe, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, where a kidnapped victim, Righteous Inimme, who was kidnapped on 03/05/2015, at New GRA II, Port Harcourt, was kept.
“The victim was safely rescued while two of the suspected kidnappers got injured during the cross firing. The suspected kidnappers later died while on the way to hospital.
“One AK 47 rifle and one Beretta pistol with 20 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspected kidnappers.
“Rivers State Police Command expresses its unreserved appreciation for credible information like this that led to the rescue of this innocent citizen. Members of the public with credible information are encouraged to volunteer such to the Police as they are assured that their identity will strictly remain confidential.”