Kidnappers kill Policeman in Anambra gun duel


A police sergeant identified as Moses Jacob has been killed in a duel with a kidnap gang at Abba-Ukwulu Road in Anambra state.

Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirming the incident, said the police were trailing the gang, which had earlier kidnapped one Achugbu Pascal, before running into the kidnappers’ ambush.

“The ambush led to serious exchange of gunfire as a result of which F/NO.444849 Sgt Moses Jacob attached to SARS sustained gunshot wound while one of the attackers whose identity has yet to be ascertained was fatally wounded during the encounter.

“Both casualties were taken to the hospital for medical attention but confirmed dead on arrival by doctors. Their corpses have been deposited at the hospital morgue for autopsy.

“Meanwhile, one of the suspects was arrested and effort is ongoing to rescue the victim still in captivity, and also apprehend other fleeing perpetrators in order to bring them to justice.”

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