Three suspected kidnappers gave been killed in a gunbattle with the Nigerian Police in Calabar.
The incident took place at Okoro Agbor Street, Calabar, on Tuesday, when the Cultism/Kidnapping Squad of the Cross River State Police Command, was trying to rescue a kidnapped victim.
DSP Irene Ugbo, who is the Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement, that on Tuesday, July, 7, 2020, around 7:30pn, they received a distressed call of suspected kidnappers that had been wreaking havoc on the metropolis and its environs kidnapped an unsuspected person on Okoro Agbor Street, in Calabar.
It stated that upon hearing the getting the message, the operatives of the Anti Cultism/ Kidnapping Squad, quickly mobilised and move to the scene of the incident where the kidnappers opened fire on seeing the police and this resulted in the exchange of gun shots, which ultimately resulted in the death of the three suspected kidnappers due to a seriously sustained injury.
Ugbo mentioned that the suspects died in the hospital while receiving treatment at the police hospital in Calabar.
DSP Irene Ugbo gave their names as Johnson Aniekan, 27, Akpan Godwin, 25, and Udeme Michael Okon.
She said the victim who was kidnapped was not hurt and has now gone back to his family.
Items gotten from the scene of the incident include a locally made pistol, a blue Audi saloon car with plate number XA 827 ANA, one live cartridge, one expended cartridge and charms.
The PRO advised members of the public to help the police with any useful information and also to report any suspicious movement to the police, stating that the community policing which was initiated by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, was practicable and bringing the needed results in order to improve the security situation in the country.