- Officers of the Ondo state police command have rescued three people abducted by armed robbers on Tuesday, February 6
- The victims were kidnapped by the armed robbers on their way to Lagos from Orlu, Imo state
- One of the victims said that the kidnappers are not Nigerians, with the language they were speaking
Ondo state Police command, on Tuesday, February 6, rescued three people who were abducted by some armed men who robbed at the Benin/Ore road on Tuesday afternoon.
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The rescued victim included two women and a man: Nwosu Regina, Opara Oluchi and Johnson Okechukwu. They were abducted by the armed men who fled the scene of the incident after the intervention of the military operative from Okitipupa, Ondo state, Nigerian Tribune reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that one of the victims said they were on their way to Lagos from Orlu, Imo state when they ran into the armed men.
According to him, they were held hostage and dragged into the bush when they noticed the presence of the security operatives.
He said: “The armed men were on a mission to kidnap people for ransom and they dragged us into the bush immediately they sighted the military men.
“They are not from Nigeria, from the language they speak, it shows they are not from here, they are either from Niger or one of the neighbouring country around here."
Speaking on the incident, the state police public relations officer, Femi Joseph, said police from the state command swung into action immediately the incident was reported.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that six kidnap suspects were arrested by police officers in Abia state, and a 76-year-old victim rescued.
The development was made public by the commander of the inspector-general of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari.
Kyari disclosed that IRT operatives had swung into action following a report about the kidnapping of the victim, Benjamin Okoye, in Aba, Abia state and the subsequent demand of N80 million by his abductors.
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