Men of the Nigeria Police from Oleh Division in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, have gunned down six suspected kidnappers alleged to be terrorising the area.
The suspects were killed by the security agents at the weekend.
The state police command spokesman, DSP Andrew Aniamaka said that the kidnappers were killed during a gun duel as live ammunition were recovered from them.
Sources in the area claimed that the kidnappers had successfully abducted their target and had also contacted the family for N1 million ransom before they met their waterloo.
One of the sources said: “One of the kidnappers was in the process of collecting the ransom fee from a relative of the victim when the police, acting on a tip off, struck.”