Police rescue 12 kidnap victims inside forest

The police in Enugu State said they have rescued 12 kidnap victims in three local government areas of the state.

The police spokesperson in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Mr Ndukwe said two of the victims were rescued on Wednesday along Enugu-Opi-Nsukka Road after police foiled attempt to kidnap them.

He said the suspected kidnappers reportedly blocked and attacked the victims on a road between Ekwegbe-Agu and Neke-Uno, two communities in Igbo-Etiti and Enugu East local government areas of the state respectively.

He said the rescue operation was in response to a distress call at about 7:10 p.m.

The two victims – all males – were rescued after a shootout with the suspected kidnappers, who had snatched the victims’ vehicles, the police said.

“The criminals were on the verge of kidnapping them. (We) also recovered their vehicles,” said Mr Ndukwe, a deputy superintendent of police.

He said the police also, on 16 September, at…

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