The Police Command in Anambra said it has killed two suspected kidnappers and rescued a victim.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkeiru Nwode, made this disclosure on Saturday in Awka while addressing newsmen.
Mrs Nwode, an assistant superintendent of police, said the victim, simply identified as Nnamdi, was kidnapped on October 11 in a filling station at Obosi, near Onitsha, by four armed hoodlums.
According to her, N20 million was demanded as ransom but the detectives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the command trailed them as they were coming to collect the ransom on October 13.
“As the hoodlums got to know that they were being trailed, they started attacking the police but two of the kidnappers were killed, while others escaped with bullet wounds,” Mr Nwode said.
She said exhibits recovered from the suspects included one locally made pistol with two live cartridges, one cut-to-size single barrel gun, one unregistered Q-link motorcycle and a cell phone.
Mr Nwode assured members of the public of the relentless efforts of the police in securing lives and property in the state.