Saturday, April 9, 2016 2:11 pm
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Anti-kidnapping detectives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested a seven-man gang of suspected kidnappers and also impounded weapons.
The police announced the crackdown in a statement today.
Th suspects were arrested at their hideouts in Buguma, headquarters of Asari-Toru local Government Council area.
Ahmad Muhammad,the spokesman of the Command said : “Between 0130 hrs and 0400hrs, teams of policemen stormed hideouts of suspected kidnappers at Buguma town and arrested seven of them. The suspects engaged the operatives in a shoot out before they were over powered and arrested”.
“Items recovered from the hoodlums include two AK47 rifles, one Bereta pistol and 39 rounds of assorted live ammunitions,” he added.