The Police Command in Delta said that it gunned down two suspected kidnappers during the Eid-el Kabir holiday in Warri.
The command’s spokesman, Lucky Uyabeme, said that the suspected kidnappers were gunned down on October 16, by a Sea Truck Company in Warri.
Uyabeme said the suspects at about 11:00 hours of the day parked a black Toyota Camry car with fake registration number AG 19 WWR.
He said that the occupants of the vehicle were lurking somewhere in the area.
The police spokesman said that this prompted a team of policemen on duty around the company to approach the hoodlums.
“The criminals on seeing that the team was close to them opened fire on the policemen and during the gun duel two suspects were gunned down, while others escape with bullet wounds.
“The suspects were gang members of the most wanted kidnap suspect, one Kelvin Oniarah who was arrested in the month of September,” Uyabeme said.
He also said that the police recovered one AK 47 rifle Number 58-25006074 and 19 rounds of live ammunition, one pump action gun with seven cartridges form the suspects.
Uyabeme also said that one Toyota Camry with registration number AG 19 WWR was also recovered from the suspects.
He said that investigation was still ongoing, while efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.