Four Kidnapped victims have been liberated by Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police command.
The victims who are lecturers were said to be returning back to Port Harcourt from Abia State when they were waylaid around Imo river by gunmen along the Port Harcourt-Aba expressway.
The command Spokesman, SP Nnamdi Omoni, addressing newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Moscow road, said the victims were set free in a forest in Obibi community, Etche Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Spokesman, said the rescue operation was led by men of the commander of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, CSP Edward Shadare.
He further added that two of the kidnappers were gravely wounded during a cross fire with the Police.
According to command’s spokesman, “It was a breakthrough for us because those boys have been terrorizing that axis of Aba road. We will continue to haunt them until they change their ways.
“Two-pump action guns and ammunition were recovered from them.”
Henry Ogbeson, One of the rescued victims, while narrating his tribulation said, “We were driving from Aba to Port Harcourt only for 4 young men to emerge from the bush with pump action guns. We stopped and they diverted us into the forest, blindfolded and tied.
“We did not know where they were taking us. We drove for some time on a motorcycle until we got to a certain place.
“But thank God the Police came and rescued us.”