A kidnap group who have been terrorizing Aba and its environs has been smashed by police officers attached to Omoba Division on July 19, at Ovungwu, Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.
The group who recently abducted one Onyemaechi Mbamaonyeukwu Ijeoma, the Managing Director of Mba Hotels Aba in his ash colour Nissan Infinity Jeep with Reg. No. GWA 807 DH and held him hostage in an uncompleted building at Umuajuju Ovungwu, Isiala Ngwa South LGA while negotiating for ransom.
Some police, led by their DPO, following a tip-off, swooped on the hoodlums where the gang opened fire on sighting them.
Two of the Kidnappers later identified as Nwadibia and Monday were gunned down during a gun battle while others escaped with bullet wounds. The victim was rescued unhurt and one of the Detectives sustained some injuries.
Items recovered include the victim’s Nissan Infinity Jeep, two motorcycles and four GSM phones.
The injured Detective are currently receiving treatment and the man-hunt for the fleeing members of the gang continues.
Spokesperson for the Command, DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna urge members of the public to volunteer information to the Police or any other Security Agency on anyone found with bullet wounds.