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3 Dead In Army/Kidnappers' Gun Battle In Rivers State

One of the suspected kidnappers killed in the process of the gun war

EMUOHA, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA - Three suspected  kidnappers have been shot dead in a gun confrontation between the officers of the Nigerian Army and kidnappers in Rivers State, Nigeria, with others wounded.

Our correspondent learnt that the operation that led to the killing of the suspected kidnappers was carried out between the Nigerian Army and the local vigilante.

THE NEWS ACCELERATOR further learnt that three other suspects sustained massive bullet wounds while the onslaught lasted between the soldiers in collaboration with local vigilant operating in the community and the hoodlums.

The Head of the Local Vigilante in Elele Alimini, John Woke, who confirmed the development revealed that the suspected kidnappers had abducted their victims and taken them to their hideout in a nearby forest along Elele Barracks road where their victims were kept and ransom demanded.

According to John Woke: "Following a tip-off by members of the public, men of the local vigilant subsequently hinted men of the Nigerian Army who quickly led the operation into the criminal hideout to rescue the victims and on citing the Army the kidnappers opened fire which led to the killing of three of the suspects while others fled with gunshots wounds.”

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