Joint Police Invasion Broke Kidnappers’ Den …kingpin killed
Few weeks after the abduction and eventual release of a former chairman of Ogu/Bolo local government area caretaker committee, Chief Allwell Imbu Apina-Ikuno, the Rivers State Police Command has killed a suspected kidnapper, Samuel Nakpoo, who was said to be among hoodlums responsible for all criminal activities along Ogoni-Uyo axis of the East West road.
Samuel Nakpoo who had earlier been arrested and confessed to the crime led the officers to their camp in a forest at Ogu/ Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State and attempted to escape but was shot in the leg. He was confirmed dead at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
According to the spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, “A joint operation by officers and men of “Operation Sting” and Anti-cultism unit, led by CSP Ahijo Lawson, stormed the kidnappers den, the hoodlums on sighting the police took to their heels.”
Omoni said items recovered from the camp includes; one GPMG, G-3rifles ,one SMG rifle,one rocket launcher ,five pump action guns ,933 rounds of 7.62mm Live ammunition etc.
He assured that efforts were on to arrest the fleeing members of the gang, appealing to residents of the state to assist the police in the fight against crimes by providing useful information.