Retired Army General escapes kidnap attack, kills gang member

Date: 03-08-2010 9:15 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 3-08-2010 09:15 PM (11 years ago)
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 A retired Army General, Josesph Okoloagu has shot dead  a member of a kidnap gang that attempted to abduct him in Aba, Abia State on Monday.

 Okoloagu, a former Nigerian Military attaché to Pakistan, was attacked by suspected kidnappers Monday  night while  travelling to Port-Harcourt in his 604 Peugoet car at Alaoji-Ugwunagbo axis of  Aba – Port-Harcourt expressway.

The Action Congress chieftain was in company of his private driver and a security detail when the heavily armed kidnappers surfaced from a bush and opened fire on his vehicle, forcing it to a halt.


 
According to eyewitnesses, policemen on duty at a checkpoint 50 yards away from the scene, escaped on hearing sounds of gunshots, leaving Okoloagu and the two other persons in his car at the mercy of the hoodlums.
 
The young men immediately surrounded the car and one of them moved to grab the already wounded ex- Army General who sat on the car owner’s side of the back seat.
 
Surprisingly, as soon as he drew near, Okoloagu pulled out his revolver and emptied all the bullets on the kidnapper who screamed in pain and slumped thereafter.
 
According to motorists who watched the scene from a distance and nearby bushes, the other kidnappers immediately retreated and took cover from where they exchanged fire with the retired General, whom one of them said, “just refused to give up.”
 
The gunfire attracted an army patrol team and the kidnappers reportedly fled on sighting the soldiers.
 
The ex-army General  and the two other occupants of his car who also sustained bullet injuries were rushed to Riverine Hospital, Umungazi, Aba, where they are receiving medical attention under heavy security provided by a platoon of soldiers from Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
 
Speaking  on phone from his sick bed Tuesday, General Okoloagu said that his driver was still in coma as a result of the wound on his head, stating that his security detail who was shot in the hand was responding to treatment.
 
“Yes, kidnappers attacked us in Aba on my way to Port-Harcourt yesterday evening. They shot me on the chest, shot my security detail on the hand and shot my driver on the head. I was able to kill one of the kidnappers who came to take me with my revolver before I made my escape,” Okoloagu said.
 
He said, “My driver is still in coma but we are praying that the bullet did not touch his brain. I am only alive today because of my personal gun. What of the people who don’t have guns?
 
“I think everybody in the country should a own gun since the government can no longer protect us. There is no government in Abia State.”
 
He added that he had earlier spoken with the Police Area Commander in the area on the incident.
 
When contacted on phone, Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, Ali Okechukwu, said he was yet to be briefed on any of such incident.
 
He said on phone, “I will make contacts to know the police station it was reported and possibly get details. You can call me back for more information when I must have made my enquiries.”


Posted: at 3-08-2010 09:15 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
- freshprince2009 at 3-08-2010 11:02 PM (11 years ago)
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"I am only alive today because of my personal gun. What of the people who don’t have guns? I think everybody in the country should a own gun since the government can no longer protect us"

Very well said, General. It's high time the government allowed us to own REGISTERED fire-arms.
Posted: at 3-08-2010 11:02 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- ceejay58 at 3-08-2010 11:50 PM (11 years ago)
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this thing has completely gotten at of hand yet FG is doing absolutely nothing about it.
i really think that FG should declare a state of emergency in Abia State and get the military to go in there and purge that state of those criminal elements since the police force have failed in their duties.

 
Posted: at 3-08-2010 11:50 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- ceejay58 at 3-08-2010 11:52 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: freshprince2009 on  3-08-2010 11:02 PM
"I am only alive today because of my personal gun. What of the people who don’t have guns? I think everybody in the country should a own gun since the government can no longer protect us"

Very well said, General. It's high time the government allowed us to own REGISTERED fire-arms.

my brother that won't work cos the Nigerian society re not yet ripe 4 such.
Posted: at 3-08-2010 11:52 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- popo2009 at 4-08-2010 12:13 AM (11 years ago)
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“I think everybody in the country should a own gun since the government can no longer protect us. There is no government in Abia State.”
 


Well Said General, you said it all.
but only i dont pay the idea of everyone owing a gun, that will increase the level of crime.
but honestly there is no Govt in Abia State......period!!
Posted: at 4-08-2010 12:13 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mezkaz18 at 4-08-2010 02:03 AM (11 years ago)
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why won't they kidnap dem , na dem finish our money for cake making , Jo Badluck they are waiting for U and others
Posted: at 4-08-2010 02:03 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- deaconmekkux at 4-08-2010 06:00 AM (11 years ago)
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I believe u general,cos by the time everyone has his own registered gun,all this robbers and kidnappers will know that its no more biz as usual and they willlook 4 better thing 2 do...Who says that Nigeria is not reap 4 all 2 own his personal gun?In south Africa,everybody hv thier own personal registered gun....So if it can be done in South Africa,why not Nigeria.....Lets face the fact and tell ourselves the truth...Some people re afraid that if every one owns his or her own gun,that crime will increase,but its not true,...Once a person want 2 come and rob u,and he knows that u hv a gun,he will think twice b4 coming.
Posted: at 4-08-2010 06:00 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Dranatomy at 4-08-2010 07:21 AM (11 years ago)
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I'll surely join the Nigerian army atleast for a year or two and later go back to my medical profession...Nigerian police are liken to the boys scout..man-o-war are well to do than them..
Posted: at 4-08-2010 07:21 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Majorimwills at 4-08-2010 07:30 AM (11 years ago)
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That can never happen,not in Nigeria,crime will increase..let's forget about the issue of owning a personal gun..

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- Majorimwills at 4-08-2010 07:31 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Dranatomy on  4-08-2010 07:21 AM
I'll surely join the Nigerian army atleast for a year or two and later go back to my medical profession...Nigerian police are liken to the boys scout..man-o-war are well to do than them..
sir you are right,we are going together for recruitment..lol

Posted: at 4-08-2010 07:31 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- AJALA at 4-08-2010 08:33 AM (11 years ago)
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With all these issues of kidnapers and killing, i am afraid visiting naija for now.i am not afraid of the kidnapers but those midnight visitors, i should be able to sleep with my eyes close at night. I think i need i gun just like the General Grin. May God help in that our dear country.
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- princedafe at 4-08-2010 10:20 AM (11 years ago)
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Good job.
Posted: at 4-08-2010 10:20 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mat-James at 4-08-2010 06:37 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: freshprince2009 on  3-08-2010 11:02 PM
"I am only alive today because of my personal gun. What of the people who don’t have guns? I think everybody in the country should a own gun since the government can no longer protect us"

Very well said, General. It's high time the government allowed us to own REGISTERED fire-arms.

bro never say such, their will be plenty law breakers (lawlessness) if every one should have a gun,
but the general try and kudos for his bravodo, at least kidnappers will have a second thoughts henceforth
before attacking any captive the need.
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- fireman at 4-08-2010 07:36 PM (11 years ago)
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a gun for everybody i'd say would be very good to keep all this deranged people in check

Posted: at 4-08-2010 07:36 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kurupt419 at 4-08-2010 09:55 PM (11 years ago)
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the man try shaaa
Posted: at 4-08-2010 09:55 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- vantheo at 5-08-2010 08:59 AM (11 years ago)
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Hmmmmmm

Posted: at 5-08-2010 08:59 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- solid_solid at 5-08-2010 10:59 AM (11 years ago)
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NICE ONE THERE
Posted: at 5-08-2010 10:59 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ify4life at 5-08-2010 03:08 PM (11 years ago)
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 Huh? Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed

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- mat-James at 5-08-2010 03:21 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: fireman on  4-08-2010 07:36 PM
a gun for everybody i'd say would be very good to keep all this deranged people in check

Yes bros your name is fireman,
thats why you said such,
but i assuare you if your suggestion succeeded in 9ja,
lawlessness will increase
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- chiclef79 at 6-08-2010 03:44 AM (11 years ago)
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9ga aint no security anymore. As soon as I gt back to 9ga i will get ma pistol... cuz i have to protect myself. u phyuk with me u get a bullet pumped in ya.....   ''General'' u re sure a real military man.....U 're a hero....  I pray for your recovery soon.



1love brothers
Posted: at 6-08-2010 03:44 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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