Troops Arrest Two Suspected Kidnappers, Rescue Victims In Akwa Ibom

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued five of their victims from their den in Akwa Ibom State.

Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Capt. Samuel Akari, who disclosed this to journalists on Monday in Uyo, the State capital, said the arrest followed a raid of the kidnappers’ den at Abia Palm in Epe community, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

TheFact Daily gathers that the bus conveying the victims was hijacked by the kidnappers on its way to Ikot Ekpene from Port Harcourt on Friday, 23 September.

“The raid and rescue operation was carried out based on credible information on the hideout of the kidnapping syndicate at Abia Palm”, Akari said, adding that during the operation, the leader of the kidnapping syndicate simply identified as Jeam Nas escaped with an AK 47 rifle.

Two other members of the syndicate, Imo Nkwo, aged 23 and Thankgod Ezekiel, aged 24, who attempted to escape were immobilized and arrested and their camp set ablaze.

Akari stated that the rescued victims, exhibits and arrested kidnappers had been handed over to the Police for further action.

He further assured that effort was on to apprehend the fleeing gang leader, and asked members of the public to support security agencies in the state with timely information on the activities of kidnappers and other criminals for prompt action.

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