Wednesday, April 13, 2016 4:26 am
Troops of 14 Brigade Garrison based in Ohafia, Abia State have bust a notorious kidnapping gang, operating at Nkporo community in the area.
During the operation, the troops were able to rescue a victim who was earlier shot and kidnapped at Aba on 6 April.
However one of the suspected kidnappers Mr Chidiebere Sunday was apprehended while 2 of his suspected accomplices escaped, said Colonel Sani usman in a statement.
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 2 AK-47 rifles, 9 AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with 124 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 1 Pistol, 2 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 2 machetes and N5.49million.
Other items recovered include a Toyota RAV4 jeep with registration number MUS 428 RZ, military camouflage jungle hat, 6 mobile telephone handsets, an iPad, Diamond Bank Debit Card, bunch of different keys, 2 empty bags and a wrap of suspected marijuana.