From Titus Eze, Port Harcourt
Operatives of the Anti-kidnap unit of Rivers State Police Command, in a sting operation stormed a forest at Okomoko in Etche LGA where kidnapped Barrister Paulette Bisola Ajayi was abducted and taken to, and rescued.
Barrister Paulette, who was abducted on October 4, 2020 at her residence in Rumuokwurushi, was freed along with one Paul Nyulaku ‘m’ of British High Commission, Abuja.
In the wake of the operation, one of the kidnappers, Chinedu Chigbu ‘m’ aged 39 who was keeping watch over them was arrested while one other was fatally wounded in the exchange of gunfire. He was taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead while other escaped into the bush with gunshot wounds. Their camp was immediately destroyed.
Exhibits recovered from them include one AK47 rifle, a fully loaded magazine and 100 rounds of live ammunition.Efforts are on to arrest other members of the gang. The public particularly residents of Etche and Eberi-Omuma LGAs has been advised by the police authority.