Posted on Sat 6 Jul 2019, 12:31 AM

Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the death of a Police officer during an encounter with kidnappers. 

One of the kidnappers also died in the gun duel that took place on the Abba-Ukwulu road in the state.

Public Relations Officer of the command, Haruna Mohammed, gave the name of the deceased policeman as Sergeant Moses Jacob, but the identity of the death kidnapper is still unknown.

According to the Police PRO, the gang of kidnapper had ran into the police on patrol after abducting one Dr. Pascal Achugbu.

What ensued led the severe injuries on the police officer and one of the kidnappers. Both were confirmed dead on reaching the hospital.

“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,” Mohammed said.

 

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