Gunned down in a bloody gun battle with policemen from Ikom Division of the Nigeria Police early this morning.
The tragic incident took place in Ikom Local Government Area of Central Cross River State.
The woman identified as Mrs. Asimco, a prominent figure in the are was kidnapped along Ogoja road in the urban center. It was gathered that the kidnappers refused to collect ransom of N5 million and insisted on collecting N50 million before they were ambushed by police officers on rescue mission.
The police patrol team chased the criminals to a forest where a gun duel ensued leaving 4 of the bandits dead in the process.
One was said to have been arrested alive and taken to the police station and was later shot by a policeman in the station while 2 of the bandits are still on the run but their victim has been rescued, according to a report by CrossRiverWatch.
The Spokesperson for the State Police Command, ASP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident and disclosed that the corpses have been transported to the State Command Headquarters in Calabar.