Tuesday, May 9, 2017 5:10 pm
The police command in Imo has rescued three kidnap victims, tied up in a forest in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo.
The three unidentified people were abducted on May 6.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rescue followed a daring operation by the police early on Tuesday to rescue the abductees in a place called Avu Forest, near Owerri.
Seven of the suspected kidnappers were captured in the operation, coordinated by the Imo Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike.
The Spokesman of the command, Mr Andrew Enwerem, told NAN that the bandits were over-powered by operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the command inside the forest.
He said that the operatives came to face-to-face with the abductors in the forest, where they were holding their three victims, tied up on trees.
Enwerem said that after a hand-to-hand encounter with the kidnappers, the abductees were untied and released unhurt.
According to him, the police commissioner has directed a mop-up operation in the forest and other hot spots in Owerri.
He assured residents of Imo that the police were committed to securing lives and property of people in the state. (NAN)