PANDEMONIUM broke out at Agbogidi Motor Park, close to the Onitsha head bridge, along the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway, following a gun duel between a police patrol team and suspected kidnappers.
The police officers, who stormed the park based on intelligence report, on Friday, killed three suspected kidnappers who dressed in pastors outfit.
Passengers and drivers at the motor park at the time of the incident, ran to avoid being hit by stray bullets in the gun battle which lasted for over 10 minutes.
The suspects drove into a bar in the park in a Toyota Corolla car allegedly waiting for their target, said to be a United Kingdom-based native of Asaba coming home for Christmas.
It was gathered that a mole in the family of the UK-based Nigerian had given out information about him to the gang.
A dependable source, who pleaded anonymity, said the hoodlums were patiently waiting at the bar for a signal from their informant on the appropriate time to strike when they ran out of luck.