By Bernard Tolani Dada, Uyo
Men of the, 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, in Akwa Ibom says it had foiled an attempt by a gang of criminal to kiddnap a local chief.
In a statement issued by the Assistant the Director, Public Relations, Capt. Umar Shuaib and made available to newsmen in Uyo ‘‘the gallant troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army conducted a successful operation today 23 Jun 17 and rescued one chief Malachy of Idu, Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
‘‘The Chief was kidnapped by a 5 man gang of criminals at his compound at Idu, Uruan.
The troops, after a shootout with the hoodlums succeeded in arresting one of the suspected kidnappers, who has gunshot wound.
‘‘Both the victim and the suspected kidnapper are presently receiving medical attention at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital’’.
Capt Umar also maintained that, several dangerous items were recovered from the hoodlums some of which are; one pump action rifle, four locally made pistols, two cutlasses, three mobile phones, three pump action rifle cartridges, four ATM cards, an envelope containing some documents and one Nissan Primera Salon Car.
He said that Commander 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Abdu Ibrahim Hassan has assured that, there would be no hiding place for criminal elements in the state, and urged the residents to expose criminal perpetrators in their midst.