The Police and Army in Rivers State have said thirteen suspected hoodlums were killed on Tuesday in seperate operations.
The spokesman of the 2 Amphibious Brigade, Captain Lazarus Eli, disclosed that five suspected cultists were killed in a military operation in the early hour of Tuesday in two communities in Emohua.
Eli also restated the resolve of the Army to rid the state of cultists.
In a similar development, the Police said eight suspected hoodlums were shot dead in a fierce gun battle on Tuesday.
This was disclosed by the state Police Public relations officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad.
According to Muhammad, three of those killed were kidnappers who abducted the Paramount ruler of Ubimini community in Emohua Local Government Area on 28 of May, 2016.
The monarch was rescued in Umapu community, Imo state.
“HRH Eze Edi Igwe Mathais, JP the paramount ruler of Ubimini community, Emohua kidnapped on 28/5/16 by five armed men in his palace was rescued at Umapu in Imo state,” Muhammad said.
Continuing, the Rivers police spokesman said 5 hoodlums were also shot dead by the Police in Elele when they attacked the Elele Prison farm in the early hours of Tuesday.
One AK 47 riffle, 2 special riffle and three locally made guns were reportdly among items recovered from the hoodlums.
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