Edo Police rescue infant, mother, three others from kidnappers

Mr. Philip Aliyu Ogbadu

Mr. Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command

By Jethro Ibileke

Operatives of Edo State Police Command have rescued five kidnapped victims, including an infant and her mother.

According to a statement by the Command’s spokesman, SP Kontongs Bello, the victims were abducted on Wednesday, 1 December, at about 8.52 pm by gunmen numbering about 20, along Benin-Auchi road, by Ugha slope rubber plantation.

The victims were among nine persons traveling in a Galaxy Bus with Reg No. JJT 989 FC, enroute Uromi from Ibadan, Oyo State.

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They were intercepted by the hoodlums and matched into the forest.

The statement added: “On receipt of the information, the DPO Ehor division CSP Ben Alpha swung into action, mobilized police operatives in collaboration with military and local vigilante for bush combing and rescue operation.

“In the process, five victims were rescued unhurt, four (4) male and one (1) female with a baby. Bush combing is still on going with the aim of rescuing the remaining four victims and further arrest the suspected kidnappers.”


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