Police Rescue Two Kidnapped Victims in Edo State

11:28 Jan 26 2022 Edo State

In a renewed onslaught against kidnappers, two persons have been rescheduled by the police in Edo State.

A statement yesterday in Benin by the Edo State Police spokesman, Mr. Kontongs Bello explained that on Monday January 24 at about 4pm, police operatives got information that ten armed men suspected to be kidnappers, from the forest in Ewohimi along Ubiaja Road, Esan South East Local Government Area opened fire on a Sienna Toyota bus with five passengers enroute Asaba from Abuja.

Kontongs disclosed that the vehicle, marked AKD 499 YE belonged to a private company and was driven by one Mr. Akintoye Babatunde.

The Edo Police image maker said that on receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Ewohimi, Mr. Gideon Azuonwu immediately mobilized some policemen to the scene and recovered the vehicle to the police station.

According to him, the policemen thereafter embarked on forest combing and in the process rescued Babatunde and Kabiru Abdullahi unhurt adding that intensive bush combing of the area is still on in an effort to rescue the other victims and arrest the fleeing hoodlums.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Philip Ogbadu who commended the gallantry his men charged them to follow the criminals to their hideout , ensure the rescue of the remaining victims and arrest the criminals.
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