Police operatives on Wednesday killed a notorious kidnapper and kidnapper in Rivers State, notoriously known as Abacha, a statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni said.
Abacha was the leader of an arm robbery gang terrorizing Emohua area of the East-West Road.
He was said to have been shot dead during a gun battle between his gang and police in a camp in Rumuakunde in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
Mr. Omoni said a combined team of Operation Sting, officers from Rumuji police station and a vigilante group in the community carried out the operation that led to the death of the notorious criminal.
‘’The security team, stormed a kidnappers’ camp at Rumuakunde, Emohua Local Government Area, where a gang terrorising the East-West Road was hibernating.
‘’Abacha was shot during a duel with security personnel as the hoodlums tried to escape arrest,’’ he said.
Other members of the gang escaped with injuries, he disclosed, including one Ekwueme.
The Police were said to have recovered arms and ammunition belonging to the gang.