The Delta state police command has killed one suspect in the kidnap of four British missionaries. Andrew Aniamaka, spokesman of the police in the state, said that two persons had been arrested while a third got shot during a shootout at the gang’s hideout in the Sapele area of the state.
“At Sapele, the team had tried to arrest a third suspect, who immediately brought out a Beretta pistol in an attempt to shoot at the operatives. This led to a shoot-out, which resulted in the death of the suspect while others fled the scene,” Aniamaka said.
He said the two officers, who were shot and injured in the fight, were in a stable condition.
The Britons, from a Christian medical charity providing free health care in villages in Delta State, were abducted on October 13, 2017. The foreign ministry in London announced on Monday that three of the hostages were released and returned home safely while a fourth was killed in captivity, without giving further details.
By Raphael Adenaike