Four heavily armed suspected kidnappers were on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 shot dead by the police in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
We gathered that the incident took place at No. 24C, School Road, Satellite Town, Calabar.
The incident led to the death of a notorious kidnapper and cultist, popularly known as Romans, who was the leader of the kidnapping gang.
Briefing newsmen on Friday, the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Sikiru Akande said: “On February, 17th 2021, at about 1705hrs combined teams of Operatives cordoned a hideout of one notorious kidnapper and cultist popularly known as Romans ‘m’ at No. 24C School Road, Satellite Town, Calabar and rescued one Endurance Aniedi Egbara.
“During the process, four (4) suspects sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries in an attempt to evade arrest. They were confirmed dead in the Hospital.
“Items recovered from them include: Three (3) locally made pistols with three live cartridges, charms, amulets, two bottles of concoction, one pack substance suspected to be cocaine, one Itel Phone, three (3) sim cards, Documents of a vehicle with Registration No. CAL 932 TC used by the kidnappers.”
More details coming as investigation is still ongoing.
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