A Special Force Squad of the Nigerian Navy Base, Onitsha, on Friday invaded Ochan Forest, a kidnappers’ shelter in Anambra Stare.
It arrested five suspected kidnappers, killed over 10 of them while others escaped with bullet wounds.
Parading the suspects at its base in Onitsha on Friday, the leader of the naval team, Suleiman Agabi, said the command, based on intelligence gathering, stormed the kidnappers’ hideouts at about 1:20 am on Friday.
Agabi confirmed that the suspected kidnappers were the masterminds of the abduction of the traditional ruler of Ogwaniocha community in Anambra State, Igwe Oliver Nnaji, who was kidnapped on November 15, 2021.
He said, “The suspects are making confessional statements in connection to the abduction of the monarch.”