The Police in Rivers say they have secured the unconditional release of four abducted staffers of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

DSP Nnamdi Omoni, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command in the state, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

Omoni said that the four staffers, who were abducted on April 24 on the East/West Road, were debriefed and released to their families after they were rescued.

He said that operatives of the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit rescued the victims in a sting operation on Monday at about 0015hrs.

The PPRO said that in another development, operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Unit in Aluu Ikwerre Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, on Tuesday, raided a kidnapping camp at Ozuoba.

“The hoodlums on sighting the police engaged them in a gun battle and in a return fire, fatally wounded one Stephen Matthew ‘m’ aka ‘Wenekanma’ a notorious armed robber/cultist and the gang leader of Dey-gbam group.

“He has been terrorising Alakahia and Choba Communities Obio/Akpor LGA and killed one Ibe Chima, ‘m’ in Alakahia, in a recent attack.

“Manhunt has been declared for his fleeing members,” he said.

According to Omoni, the IGP Monitoring Unit, in a similar operation at Eleme LGA on Monday stormed a camp at Agboncha sand field forest belonging to a notorious kidnapping kingpin, Amebe.

“On arrival, Amebe was greeted with severe gunfire resulting in his death, while two others were arrested.

“Exhibit recovered included, one Pump Action Gun and five live cartridges and some expended ones,” he added.

Omoni stated that the war against banditry in Rivers was still on and the police command would stop at nothing until the practice was stopped.

He urged the public to remain calm and to continue their normal businesses as the command remained committed ensuring the safety of lives.

He urged the people to help the police make the state safe and secure.

“In keeping with our avowed determination to rid the state of all criminal elements and make it habitable for all and sundry, we need the support of everyone,” the PPRO said.

Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle and Roc Nation representatives were set to meet with police today.

We’re all still reacting to the horrific news of Nipsey Hussle’s passing yesterday with so many members of the hip-hop community sending their love and regards to members of his family, including his children and Lauren London. People process death in different ways. Some try to remember all the good times they shared with a person, others cry until no tears are left. Some people try to find answers as to why somebody passed away, which is what many are seeking following the news of Nipsey Hussle’s death. As reported by Daily Mail, the 33-year-old was set to team up today with Roc Nation representatives to meet with police in LA, discussing gang violence and how things can be improved in the city.

Los Angeles Police Commissioner tweeted that he and the Police Chief were going to meet with Hussle and Roc Nation to try and find solutions to the still-prevalent gang violence issues in the city. “We (@LAPDChiefMoore and I) were meeting, at the request of @NipseyHussle with him and @rocnation tomorrow at 4pm to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids. I’m so very sad,” he wrote.

It’s not surprising to hear that Hussle was actively trying to find ways to help his community. He has been hailed as one of the most active members of the city in terms of fighting for a more positive future. It’s truly a shame that he was shot in his home-city and it will take a long time for us to process his passing. RIP Nipsey Hussle.