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Suspected Kidnapper Killed, Another Arrested In Enugu

Amah Baldwin

The Police in Enugu have disclosed that it has killed an armed robbery gang member, a kidnapper and another arrested while attempting to abduct a businessman at a village in Igbo Eze Council area of Enugu state. Police Enugu state Command spokesman Ebere Amaraizu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said the two hoodlums are indigenes of Gboko in Benue State.

Amaraizu said: “While one of them, Sheeshor Nyoroku, died in the encounter with the men of the Igboeze South Division of the Enugu State Police Command on June 11, 2015, the other one, Terser Nyor, was critically injured.” He further disclosed that: “The hoodlums and their gang members have been terrorizing the inhabitants of the Igboeze area of Enugu State for some time now.

“But they ran out of luck, when they stormed Amube, a village in Enugu-Ezike, in a bid to kidnap a Malaysia-based businessman, who was erecting a building in the community.” Amaraizu explained that when they, (the suspects) could not find the businessman at the site of the building, they snatched a Toyota Camry vehicle, with registration number LSD 895 DL, from the businessman’s friend, who was at the location at the time of the planned kidnap. But, as they escaped from the village, the gang was ambushed by the police at the Iheaka axis of Igboeze South.

“In an ensuing gun battle, Nyoroku was killed on the spot, while Nyor was wounded before he could escape into a nearby forest,” said the PPRO Amaraizu. He added that the police operatives, in the company of members of the neighborhood watch, combed the forest, where Nyor was arrested. “A berretta pistol with five rounds of live ammunition was found on him,” he disclosed. Amaraizu said Nyoroku’s remains had been deposited in a hospital while Nyor, whose condition was critical, was receiving treatment. The police spokesman added that Nyor had given useful information on the criminal activities of the gang.

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