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CRIME – Five suspected kidnappers in Ikom, in Cross River State have been shot dead by the Police in the State.

The suspected kidnappers, who abducted a lady (name unknown), had been under the trail of the police for four-days now since the incident occurred.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo told newsmen in Calabar that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Cross River Police Command rescued the victim and killed five suspected kidnappers in Ikom Local government area of the state.

ASP Ugbo, explained that men of the SARS unit on gathering intelligence information traced the kidnappers to their hide-out in the bush where the shooting occurred.

“Our men today had an encounter with some kidnappers in Ikom local government while trying to rescue an abducted woman in their captivity.

“During the process of rescuing the victim, the kidnappers engaged our men in an exchange of fire and during the process; we were able to rescue the woman while five of the kidnappers were gunned down.

“We also arrested two of the kidnappers and our men are bringing them down to Calabar as we speak”, she said.

She urged members of the public to always avail the command with timely and useful information that would help them to respond to cases of emergency on time.

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