Kidnap kingpin killed in Rivers state, large cache of arms recovered

The Rivers State Police command has confirmed the death of Samuel Naakpo, a suspected notorious kidnapper and leader of a gang terrorizing the East-West axis of Ogoni-Uyo road.


Spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni said detectives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit attached to Operation Sting of the Command who acted on an intelligence they received, killed the suspect who was trying to escape from a raid on his hideout inside a forest in Ogu-Bolo Local Government Area of the state.


The police officer recovered one GMP No NN 07150, two G-3 rifles and other ammunitions from the kidnappers den.


Omoni who pleaded with members of the public to keep supporting the security agencies with credible information which will help in the fight against insecurity in the state, affirmed that the command will not stop in its effort to rid the state of criminal elements to ensure security of lives and properties.

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