June 13, 2024

The Daily Vendor

Nigeria Digital Newspaper

Anambra Police rescue 4 kidnap victims, recover two vehicles, one rifle

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Police in Anambra State have rescued four men abducted by dare devil kidnappers on Friday along Amagu Awgbu Road in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement said the suspected kidnappers were intercepted by police operatives on patrol and snap checks with local vigilante operatives.

He said the kidnappers who were taking their victims an exit route from the State, opened fire sporadically on sighting the patrol team, but later bowed to police-vigilante superior firepower.

He said, “Two of the three vehicles the gang operated with were demobilised, while a some of the gang escaped in the third vehicle, and others fled into the bush on foot with bullet wounds.

β€œOne pump action gun was recovered during the encounter. Also recovered were two SUVs – one 2017 edition Toyota Highlander with Reg No. Abuja GWA 141 KZ, and one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 4Matic with Registration Number Anambra AGU 242 NQ.

β€œFour abducted victims were rescued unhurt from the gang. Preliminary debriefing to ascertain circumstances of their abduction are ongoing, and preliminary enquiry revealed that the number plates on the Mercedes Benz SUV were issued to a Toyota Sienna Space Wagon vehicle.”

Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye commended the effective collaboration between police and vigilante in the operation.

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