The Nigerian police have arrested two leaders of a kidnap gang in Anambra State.
The police spokesperson in Anambra, SP Haruna Mohammed, was arrested after a tough gun battle with the police which took place at Aro Ngwa, Owerrinta, in Abia State.
Mohammed said that the police recovered one revolver pistol, four live ammunition, and a victim's body.
“Following actionable intelligence, Puff-Adder operatives in conjunction with the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad tracked and arrested at Aro Ngwa, Owerrinta in Abia State, one Anthony Robert,” Mohammed said in his statement.
“Robert was arrested alongside one Udoka Nwoko after a fierce gun battle. The two suspects were fatally wounded during the encounter."
He added that the suspects collected three million naira from a family and still went ahead to kill the victim.