Kidnappers shot dead during ransom negotiation

Kidnappers shot dead during ransom negotiation

- The Police have killed a four-man armed kidnappers syndicate in Aba, Abia state

- The kidnappers had abducted a man identified as Onyemaechi Mbamaonyeukwu Ijeoma, the Managing Director of Mba Hotels Aba

- The detectives swooped in on the hoodlums’ den where the gang opened fire on sighting them

The Nigeria Police have smashed a four-man armed kidnap syndicate terrorizing Aba and its environs.

The Punch reports that police detectives attached to Omoba Division got the upper hand on the syndicate on Wednesday July 21 at Ovungwu, Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia state.

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Legit.ng gathered the syndicate had on July 18, 2017, in Osisioma Ngwa abducted a man identified as Onyemaechi Mbamaonyeukwu Ijeoma, the Managing Director of Mba Hotels Aba in his ash colour Nissan Infinity SUV with Reg. No. GWA 807 DH and held him hostage in an uncompleted building at Umuajuju Ovungwu, Isiala Ngwa South LGA while negotiating for a ransom.

Acting on a tip off, the detectives swooped in on the hoodlums’ den where the gang opened fire on sighting them.

During a shootout, two of the Kidnappers later identified as Nwadibia and Monday were gunned down while others escaped with bullet wounds. The victim was rescued unhurt and one of the detectives sustained injuries.

Items recovered include the victim’s SUV, two motorcycles, and four GSM phone.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the governor of Ebonyi state David Umahi suggested an 'appropriate' punishment for kidnappers in Nigeria.

Umahi said all kidnappers across the country deserve death penalty. Speaking in Abakaliki during an anti-corruption summit organized by the state government, Umahi said such punishment will deter other who intend too join the trade.

Addressing the enormity of the crimes perpetrated by Kidnappers, the governor said the Kidnappers are the worse people on earth.

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