Sunday, September 25, 2022

Nigerian Police rescues twelve kidnapped victims in Enugu

Police Operatives in Enugu state have rescued twelve kidnap victims in the state.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, says the operatives serving in Unity Division, on September 21 at about 7.10pm, responded to a distress call alleging that suspected kidnappers blocked the highway between Ekwegbe-Agu and Neke-Uno communities respectively in Enugu East and Igbo-Etiti L.G.As, along Enugu/Opi/Nsukka Highway.

Ndukwe said the operatives foiled the unidentified hoodlums’ try to kidnap some highway users after a gun duel and thereafter, rescued two (2) male victims the criminal elements have been on the verge of kidnapping, and in addition recovered their autos.

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”Similarly, Police Operatives serving in 9th Mile Police Division of the Command, with assistance from Neighborhood Watch Group, Forest Guard and law-abiding citizens, on 16/09/2022 at about 5.30pm rescued in a forest at Okpatu community in Udi L.G.A., four (4) victims alleged to have been kidnapped at Umulumgbe community in the same L.G.A., on 15/09/2022 at about 4pm.

This is in addition to their rescuing, on 14/09/2022 at about 4.15pm, six (6) other victims in the same forest, alleged to have been kidnapped on 12/09/2022 at Awhum community in Udi L.G.A. All the victims had since re-united with their families” Ndukwe said

The police spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the immediate deployment of more intelligence/operational resources to further contain emerging incidents of kidnapping/abduction in some parts of the State, particularly the recent cases along the Enugu/Opi/Nsukka road. This is to ensure the security and safety of innocent citizens, especially along major roads in the State.

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”Commissioner solicits the support of citizens through the prompt provision of credible information and/or intelligence at the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883 and 08086671202. Or alternatively send emails via: infoenugupolice@gmail.com or call the Police PRO on 08099854883 and rest assured the reports so provided will be treated with utmost confidentiality and dispatch.”the statement in part reads.

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