Four suspected kidnappers have lost their lives after a gun dual with the police in Delta State.
Reports say the suspects lost their lives while receiving medical attention in a hospital.
One (1) AK 47 rifle, two (2) magazines, two pumpaction guns, twenty-eight (28) rounds of AK 47 live ammunition, thirty-one (31) rounds of live cartridges were recovered from the suspects by the police.
It was learnt that the suspects were arrested by the Special Anti-kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad in a combined effort with operatives of Intelligence Response Unit Force Headquarters.
The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali disclosed this at a press briefing at Asaba.
CP Ali said, “The gang engaged the teams in a heavy gun duel and in the process the gang were overpowered by the combined team.
“Four of the suspected members of the gang sustained serious gunshot injuries while others escaped into the surrounding bush with traces of blood.
“The injured suspects were taken to the hospital where they gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
“Investigation later revealed that three among the suspects were on death roll who escaped from Oko Maximum prison in Edo State during the ‘END SARS’ Jailbreak.”
He said an investigation is ongoing.