25th December, 2022
By Stanley Nwanosike
Police operatives serving in the Iwollo Division of the Enugu Police Command have rescued four kidnapped victims in a forest at Akama-Oghe in Ezeagu Local Government of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday in Enugu.
Ndukwe said that the feat was achieved in synergy with Neighborhood Watch and Forest Guards personnel, at about 10 am on Dec. 24.
“Those rescued in the hands of kidnappers in a forest at Akama-Oghe in Ezeagu Local Government Area were three males and one female reported to have been kidnapped along 9th-Mile/Eke/Akama-Oghe Road on Friday at about 8 pm.
“The police operatives also recovered a black-coloured Mercedes Benz car belonging to one of the victims, while all the victims have been debriefed and reunited with their families,” he said.
The police spokesman said that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Ammani, had ordered tactical operatives of the command to sustain an ongoing manhunt of the fleeing kidnap suspects.
He added that the suspects abandoned the victims and escaped due to the intense pressure mounted by the combined team of security personnel to rescue the victims and apprehend them.