3 Kidnappers Killed While trying to Abduct Pastor
Three persons were killed on the 1st of Februar, 2018 by operatives of the Nigerian Army, while trying to kidnap a cleric, who Pastors with Mountain of Fire Ministries at Isiokpo community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The abductors had trailed the victim, identified as Pastor Lawrence, to his home in the morning to kidnap him when luck ran out on them.
A source who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that the cleric while driving home had noticed that a car was trailing him.
The source narrated: “Pastor Lawrence was driving home in the morning and sensed that a taxi car was following him. He called the military set up in the community and they (the military men) asked him to go home that they are coming.
“As if this is not Nigeria, before he got to his home, he never knew that the military men have already laid ambush around his compound. The kidnappers packed their car outside and jumped into the compound. When they entered the house the soldiers came out and shot them. Three of them died at the spot while one sustained gun wound.”
Meanwhile, in another development, gunmen abducted one pregnant woman, Mrs. Patience Amadi at Omerelu community in the same LGA. The victim was kidnapped on gun point and taken to unknown destination.
At press time, the authorities of the 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt have not confirmed the incident, but a security source noted that the gang was responsible for most of the kidnap cases in Ikwerre, Emohua and Obio/Akpor LGAs in the state.