Police Kill 6 Suspected Kidnappers, Arrest 7 Suspected Cultists In Emohua, Others

by Area Talk

….Recover 3 AK 47 Riffles,2 Pump Action Guns, Ammunition

The Rivers State Police Command says it has arrested six suspected cultists/Kidnappers and neutralized six other cultists at Obelle town in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State terrorizing Emohua LGA section of the East West road.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Emeka Nwonyi in a press briefing on Friday said operatives of Anti-cultism and tactical units stormed the hideout of a gang led by one Uchechukwu Daniel and on sighting the Police, the hoodlums opened fire.

CP Nwonyi disclosed that the Police responded and in exchange of gunfire six of the hoodlums were fatally wounded,six arrested while others ran with bullet wounds in different directions.

CP Nwonyi Emeka explained that on Friday 30th June 2023 Police operatives on patrol along King Perekule junction GRA, PortHarcourt intercepted and rescued a victim,the victim narrated how one of their friend was kidnapped and taken away.

The Rivers Police Boss said empty shell and iPhone were recovered

CP Nwonyi said on 6th July 2023 acting on credible information, Police operatives trailed kidnappers to their hideout,victims were rescued unhurt at Ozuoha in IKwerre LGA while one Mr. Buchi David suspect was arrested.

He listed exhibits recovered to include one locally fabricated arms,cut to size guns, six cartridges.

He stated that on Friday 30th June, 2023 cult related activity were taken place at hospital road, Bonny, the cultists ran away on sighting the Police while one pistol,a bag and techno phone were recovered.

Similarly, Rivers Police Boss revealed that on June 20,2023 Special Area Division at Rumudomaya and local vigilance group raided criminal hideout .

He stated that suspects both men and women aged between 15 to 28 years were arrested, different hard drugs recovered.

CP Nwonyi further explained that at Slaughter behind Rumuokoro market,3 PMF uniforms, Army cap,locally fabricated pistol,live cartridges were recovered when the combined team of Policemen and vigilante stormed the hideout.

The Rivers Police CP also revealed that operatives of Anti-cultism unit, Bori annex on 5 July 2023 while on patrol at Yokuru in Khana LGA arressted one Baridara Baridam aka Ojukwu who has being on wanted list of Police.

He said the suspect is a member of three man gang including one aka Mali and lekia terrorizing Ogoni axis of East West road.

CP Nwonyi listed exhibits recovered from the suspect to include two AK 47 riffles.

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