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PHOTOS: Army Unravels Kidnapping Ring In Abia

Posted: Apr 12, 2016 at 3:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)




The Nigerian Army, 14 Brigade Garrison, based in Ohafia, Abia State, has disclosed more details on the operation that led to the unraveling of a kidnapping syndicate in the area.

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, troops conducted a raid to flush out a notorious kidnapping syndicate based in Nkporo community of Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, which led to stunning dicoveries.

In a statement by Col. Sani Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, authorities said, “the troops were able to rescue a victim who was earlier shot and kidnapped at Aba on April 6, 2016.

“One of the suspected kidnappers, Mr. Chidiebere Sunday, was apprehended while two of his accomplices escaped. One other member of the gang, in a bid to evade arrest through the roof of their den, fell from a roof, hit his head on the hard floor and died.

“The troops recovered the following items from the kidnappers: two AK-47 rifles, nine AK-47 magazines loaded with 124 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one pistol, two rounds of 9mm ammunition, two machetes and the sum of five million, four hundred and ninety thousand naira (N5,490,000.00) only.

“Other items recovered include a Toyota RAV4 jeep, with registration number MUS 428 RZ, military camouflage jungle hat, six mobile telephone handsets, an iPad, Diamond Bank debit card, bunch of different keys, two empty bags and a wrap of marijuana.”






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