The Enugu police command has rescued four kidnap victims in a forest at Akama-Oghe in Ezeagu LGA of the state less than 48 hours after they were abducted.
Daniel Ndukwe, the command’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
He said the victims were kidnapped along the 9thMile/Eke/Akama-Oghe road on Friday.
Ndukwe said police operatives serving in the Iwollo division rescued the victims at about 10 am on December 24, in collaboration with the neighbourhood watch and forest guards.
“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,” Ndukwe said.
“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.”
Ndukwe explained that the kidnap suspects abandoned the victims and escaped, due to the intense pressure mounted by the combined team of security personnel.
He said Ahmed Ammani, the state’s commissioner of police, had ordered tactical operatives of the command to sustain an ongoing manhunt of the fleeing kidnap suspects.