Police kill 2 kidnappers on their way to collect N20m ransom, rescue victim in Anambra
Two kidnap suspects were at the weekend shot dead in a gun duel with the Anambra State Police Command at Obosi.
The suspects were killed by the police detectives attached to the Special Anti -Robbery Squad, while rescuing their victim, one Nnamdi Ibru.
The commissioner of police, Garba Umar, said the victim, a 32-year-old building engineer, was abducted around 8pm in a filling station at Obosi.
Umar, who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer Princess Nkeiruka Nwode, said the suspects, numbering four, took the victim to a bush in the area where they placed a call on his cousin, demanded a ransom of N20million.
He said the police trailed the suspects as they were coming to collect the ransom and two of them were shot, while the other two escaped with bullet wounds.
He said the victim was rescued alive but not without bullet wounds on the shoulder and the leg.
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the abductors, the victim said he spent a day without food with the kidnappers who tortured him with axe and other dangerous weapons.
“At a point they abandoned me after shooting me severally, thinking I was already dead.” he said. He said the suspects collected a total sum of N290,000 from him as well as his ATM card which they used to withdraw some amount from his account.