The Anambra State Police Command’s operatives have dismantled a kidnapping gang and rescued a victim in Nnewichi, in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement released by DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the command, on Thursday, September 14, 2023, said that the operatives also seized a pump-action shotgun and two homemade grenades from the kidnappers’ concealed hideout.
“Operatives of Anti Kidnap Squad of Anambra State Police Command have smashed yet another kidnap gang, this time at Nnewi Ichi. The Squad which was on patrol with vigilante men on 13th September, 2023 got information about the kidnappers’ hideout and stormed the place,” the statement read.
“A kidnapped victim found in the hideout was rescued and conveyed to a hospital at Nnewi for treatment. One of the suspected kidnappers was arrested.
“Operatives recovered One Pump Action Gun and two locally fabricated hand grenades at the hideout
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, while commending Police Operatives and the local Vigilante on this collaboration that has been effective against criminal elements asked them to sustain the onslaught until crime is reduced to the barest minimum and people can move around in safety.”