Three kidnappers were killed and three others arrested in gun battle around Ogbe-Ofor Quarters, Ogwashi-uku, at the weekend.
Joint efforts of police and anti-kidnap squad operative in Ogwashi-Uku community near Asaba, Delta State, succeeded in elimination of a kidnap group, that allegedly abducted an octogenarian, Rangers Okafor.
The old man was kidnapped from his house around Idumu-Aku Quarters in the community about three weeks ago. The criminals were nabbed in a building that served them as a shelter and where Okafor was held.
The operation started when the Okafor’s children were heading with a ransom to the specified location and as soon as some of the suspects appeared to pick up the money police officers lying in ambush swung into action.
The kidnappers moved into their base and the gun battle began which resulted in elimination of three kidnap group members and detention of three other ones.
DSP Celestina Kalu, Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the incident saying that the three suspects are now helping the police with further investigation and would be charged to court soon.