Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command under the leadership of CP Okon Effiong has continued to make Rivers uncomfortable for kidnappers, cultists and other criminal elements has the command neutralized one member of a five man kidnapping gang who specialize in kidnapping high-profile residents of the state and demanding huge monies as ransom.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by Command’s PPRO, SP. Grace Iringe-Koko stated that, “Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command attached to the C4i Intelligence Unit, while consolidating on the mandate of the Commissioner of Police, CP Okon O. Effiong, psc (+) fdc, to de-escalate the trend of violent crimes targeted at well-meaning members and residents of the State, have raided the hideout of this a 5-man kidnap syndicate who specialize in kidnapping high-profile residents of the state and demanding huge monies as ransom.”
According to the statement, “The operatives, while acting on credible intelligence, on Saturday 11th February 2023 at about 0300hrs, swooped upon the syndicate at Ndoki Water Side, Port Harcourt.”
“In the gun battle that ensued a key member of a 5-man gang terrorizing Rivers State was neutralized.”
One AK-47 rifle with 26 rounds of ammunition and one revolver pistol with 5 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the arrested suspect while one kidnapped victim was rescued unhurt. Efforts are being made to round up the fleeing members of the syndicate.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police urges all residents of Rivers State to remain calm, and vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activities to the police via the following emergency numbers: 08039213071, 08098880134.