The Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, among others have neutralised a notorious kingpin of a kidnapping gang in Akwa Ibom State, Otobong Moses, alias Otoabasi.
The troops during the raid of the kidnappers hideout in Obon Ebot Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of the State yesterday, arrested three members of the kidnap syndicate and rescued two kidnapped victims.
The Assistant Director Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Capt. Samuel Akari, disclosed this to newsmen and listed items recovered during the operation to include; one Sub Machine Gun and magazine, 67 rounds of 9MM ammunition, two motorcycles, 16 mobile phones, one AK 47 rifle magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62MM Special ammunition and nine machetes.
Others are; two military monkey jackets, one helmet strapped with military camouflage uniform, 2 pairs of military camouflage uniform, one military police beret, one police camouflage face cap, one military pull over, ATM card, two TV sets, a standing fan, decoder and four generator sets.
He appealed to residents of the community to return to their homes and continue their businesses as the security agencies would be on surveillance to ensure peace in the community.