Police in Ebonyi State have rescued a kidnap victim who was abducted in Umuoghara quarry site in Ezza North local government area of the state.
Kidnap gang in police uniforms had invaded the victim’s shop and pretended to be looking for someone when they saw the victim and immediately abducted him.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, the police spokesman, George Okafor, an assistant superintendent of police, said the hoodlums took the victim whose name could not be immediately ascertained and demanded N30million ransom.
‘’The hoodlums kept the victim in a hideout in Umuoghara and demanded N30million ransom which they later reduced.
‘’The ransom was taken to where the kidnappers said it should be dropped. Policemen had cordoned everywhere.
‘’So, the police opened fire on them and killed one of them. The victim was rescued unhurt,” he said.
He noted that one of the policemen who engaged the kidnappers in gun duel sustained injuries during the shoot-out and was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.