Police in Rivers have confirmed the rescue of Bisola Ajayi, the Port Harcourt-based lawyer who was abducted over the weekend.
Ajayi, 25, was rescued alongside an employee of the British High Commission Paul Nyulaku.
They were both kidnapped on Sunday at different locations in Port Harcourt.
Commissioner of Police Joseph Mukan said on Thursday that operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit rescued the victims at Okomoko forest in Etche Local Government Area of the state.
He said the operatives stormed the hideout of the kidnappers at about 9:30pm on Wednesday.
According to Mr Mukan, one of the suspects Chinedu Chigbu, 39, was shot in the process. He died in a hospital.
He said: “Their camp was immediately destroyed. Exhibits recovered from them include one AK47 rifle, a fully loaded magazine and 100 rounds of live ammunition. Efforts are on to arrest members of the gang.”