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Police kill 6 alleged kidnappers in Rivers

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The Rivers State Police Command said it has killed six alleged kidnappers in shootouts with the police.

The state commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Belele, said this in Port Harcourt on Friday at a news conference.

CP Belele said his men had stormed the suspects’ hideout at Eneka in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

He said on sighting the police, the suspects opened fire and wounded two police officers and that his men returned fire and five gang members were “fatally wounded.”

He said they were taken to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UTPH) but were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

The CP also disclosed that one Ntuariuwa aka Change the World, a notorious kidnapper on police wanted list, was also killed in a shootout with the police, bringing the number of killed alleged kidnappers to six. (NAN)

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