Police rescue 12 kidnap victims inside forest

The police in Enugu State stated they’ve rescued 12 kidnap victims in three native authorities areas of the state.

The police spokesperson within the state, Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in an announcement on Thursday.

Mr Ndukwe stated two of the victims had been rescued on Wednesday alongside Enugu-Opi-Nsukka Street after police foiled try and kidnap them.

He stated the suspected kidnappers reportedly blocked and attacked the victims on a street between Ekwegbe-Agu and Neke-Uno, two communities in Igbo-Etiti and Enugu East native authorities areas of the state respectively.

He stated the rescue operation was in response to a misery name at about 7:10 p.m.

The 2 victims – all males – had been rescued after a shootout with the suspected kidnappers, who had snatched the victims’ automobiles, the police stated.

“The criminals had been on the verge of kidnapping them. (We) additionally recovered their automobiles,” stated Mr Ndukwe, a deputy superintendent of police.

He stated the police additionally, on 16 September, at about 5:30 p.m., rescued one other 4 kidnap victims from a forest in Okpatu, a neighborhood in Udi Native Authorities Space of the state.

The police spokesperson stated the victims had been allegedly kidnapped on 15 September at about 4 p.m. in Umulumgbe, one other neighborhood within the council space.

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The rescue operation was performed with the help of the neighborhood’s neighbourhood watch group, forest guards and different residents.

Mr Ndukwe stated the police additionally rescued one other six kidnap victims from the identical forest in Okpatu Neighborhood. They had been kidnapped on 12 September in Awhum, one other neighborhood within the Udi Council Space of the state.

“All of the victims have since re-united with their households,” he stated.

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The Commissioner of Police within the state, Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the deployment of “extra intelligence and operational assets” to additional struggle rising instances of kidnapping within the state, Mr Ndukwe stated.

“That is to make sure the safety and security of harmless residents, particularly alongside main roads within the state,” Mr Ammani stated.

The police commissioner urged residents of the state to help the police by giving immediate details about crime and criminals within the state.

Abduction for ransom is now one of many dominant crimes throughout numerous Nigerian cities.

Politicians, entrepreneurs, simply anybody with good monetary price, together with college youngsters are simple targets.


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