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Police rescues four kidnap victims in Anambra, recover two vehicles, one rifle

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The Police in Anambra State have rescued four men abducted by dare devil kidnappers last Friday.

A press release by the state police spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga stated that operatives were on patrol and snap checks with local vigilante operatives when they intercepted the kidnappers.

He said the incident happened along Amagu Awgbu Road in Orumba North LGA as the kidnappers were taking their victims through an exit route from the state.

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He said: “The gang opened fire sporadically on sighting the patrol team, but later bowed to police-vigilante superior firepower.

“Two of the three vehicles the gang operated with were demobilised, while some of the gang escaped in the third vehicle, and others fled into the bush on foot with bullet wounds.

“One pump action gun was recovered during the encounter. Also recovered were two SUVs – one 2017 edition Toyota Highlander with Reg No. Abuja GWA 141 KZ, and one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 4Matic with Registration Number Anambra AGU 242 NQ.

“Four abducted victims were rescued unhurt from the gang. Preliminary debriefing to ascertain circumstances of their abduction are ongoing, and preliminary enquiry revealed that the number plates on the Mercedes Benz SUV were issued to a Toyota Sienna Space Wagon vehicle.”

Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended the effective collaboration between police and vigilante in the operation.


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