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Troops of 14 Brigade  Garrison based in Ohafia, on Sunday 10th March 2016 conducted operation aimed and 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 rescued  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.
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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.

Thank you for your kind information.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting  Director Army Public Relations