A notorious kidnapper and armed robber, Henry Chibueze a.k.a Vampire, has been gunned down by police operatives Police in Omu Awa Forest, Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State.

Vampire was killed at about 1am Thursday in a gun battle with the Special Forces led by the IGP intelligence Response Team.

It will be recalled that Chibueze was rescued by his gang in a dramatic invasion of a court premises in Owerri on January 27, 2017.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood said five members of the gang were arrested alive and caches of arms and ammunition were recovered from them.

He listed the members as Obinna Ela, Arinze Abecheta, Chukwu Ikeazota, Samuel Ugochukwu and Clifford Aheana.

Moshood said, “They were responsible for so many kidnap and armed robbery attacks in Imo, Abia, Rivers, Delta and other States in the south/south and South-East where several innocent people were killed by the gang.

He added that they will be paraded and charged to court on completion of Investigation.