Troops of 14 Brigade Garrison based in Ohafia, on Sunday conducted an operation aimed at bursting a notorious kidnapping syndicate based in Nkporo community of Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. During the operation, the troops were able to rescue a kidnap victim who was earlier shot and kidnapped by his abductors at Aba on 6th April 2016.
However one of the suspected kidnappers Mr. Chidiebere Sunday was apprehended while 2 of his suspected accomplices escaped. One other member of the gang in a bid to evade arrest through the roof of their den fell from a roof, hit his head on the hard floor and died.
The troops recovered the following items from the kidnappers; 2 AK-47 rifles, 9 AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with 124 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 1 Pistol, 2 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 2 machetes and the sum of Five Million, Four Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (N5,490,000.00) only.
Other items recovered include a Toyota RAV4 jeep with registration number MUS 428 RZ, military camouflage jungle hat, 6 mobile telephone handsets, an iPad, Diamond Bank Debit Card, bunch of different keys, 2 empty bags and a wrap of suspected marijuana.