Police Rescues Twelve Abduction Victims In Enugu
Twelve kidnapping victims have been freed by police officers in the state of Enugu.
According to a statement made by the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the Unity Division operatives responded to a distress call on September 21 at around 7.10 p.m. that claimed that suspected kidnappers had blocked the road between Ekwegbe-Agu and Neke-Uno communities, located in Enugu East and Igbo-Etiti L.G.As, respectively, along the Enugu/Opi/Nsukka Highway
According to Ndukwe, the operatives saved two (2) male victims who the criminal elements were about to kidnap and also retrieved their automobiles after the unidentified hoodlums’ effort to do so was unsuccessful after a gun duel.
”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 went on to say that CP Ahmed Ammani, the state’s chief of police, had ordered the immediate deployment of more intelligence and operational resources in order to further contain incidents of kidnapping and abduction that were recently occurring in some areas of the state, particularly along the Enugu/Opi/Nsukka road. Innocent people’s protection and safety are being ensured by doing this, especially along the State’s main thoroughfares.
”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: email@example.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 reads