Abduction of MOPOL commander: Kidnap kingpin killed in shootout with police, five suspects arrested

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By Kingsley Omonobi-Abuja

The police say operatives of the Intelligence Response Squad have arrested  five members of a kidnap gang allegedly behind the abduction of  the Unit Commander of MOPOL 55, Aba, Abia State, ASP Solomon Aniefiok, and collected ransom for his release.

During the operation to arrest the suspected kidnappers, one of them was killed in a shootout while a sister of the alleged  gang leader, Osioma Paul, said to be the arms and ammunition keeper for the gang, was arrested.

A statement by the police said Aniefiok  had, on January  14, gone  to check his men in the field when  he was  blocked and kidnapped by AK47 rifle carrying kidnappers.

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“He was released three  days later after ransom was paid”, the statement said.

“Irked by the development, IGP Ibrahim Idris deployed the intelligence response team IRT to Abia  to put the kidnappers to justice.

“Based on the IGP directive, one of the best IRT teams was deployed and, after six  days of unrelenting follow up, five  of the suspected kidnappers were arrested  while one of them  met his waterloo during gun battle with IRT operatives”.

The police said  efforts to arrest the remaining gang members were in progress.

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