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ASP, 2 other policemen die in gun battle with alleged kidnappers

PORT HARCOURT— THREE policemen reportedly lost their lives yesterday when they went to foil an attempted kidnapping   of  the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Rivers State Chairman,  Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Jerry Needam.

Needam who disclosed this in a statement commended the gallantry of the policemen deployed to rescue him during the attempted kidnap and alleged assassination attempt  on his life.

He said one of the killed policemen was an Assistant Superintendent, ASP, adding that the policemen engaged the heavily armed  assassins in a fierce gun battle for several hours.

Needam accused his political opponents of being behind the alleged attempt on his life.

While expressing gratitude to God for sparing his life, Needam said two of ther policemen and his security guard sustained bullet wounds during the incident and were receiving treatment at a hospital.

A text to the state Police Public Relations Officer,  DSP Ahmad Muhammad from Vanguard for  comment on the issue had not been responded to at press time.

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