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Kidnapping: Police Rescues 2 in Edo; 3 Still Missing.

The Edo State Police Command has confirmed the rescue of two victims who were kidnapped on Monday along Ubiaja Road, while the search for three others is in going.

SP Bello Kontongs, the spokesman for the command, confirmed that five victims were kidnapped in a Sienna bus belonging to one private company on their way from Abuja to Asaba, Delta State.

In a statement, the spokesman said, “On the 24th of January 2022 at 6:00 pm, the operatives of Edo State Police Command got a piece of credible information that 10 armed men suspected to be kidnappers, emerged from the forest in Ewohimi along Ubiaja Road and open fire on a Sienna Toyota bus with five passengers en route Asaba from Abuja with Reg. No. AKD 499 YE driven by one Akintoye Babatunde ‘M’ belonging to a private company.”

“On receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Ewohimi, CSP Gideon Azuonwu, immediately mobilised his team of police operatives/OPC to the scene and recovered the vehicle.”
“The team thereafter embarked on forest combing and rescued the duo of Akintoye Babatunde and Kabiru Abdullahi unhurt,” he added.

The spokesman also said that bush combing is still on going in an effort to rescue the remaining victims and apprehend the hoodlums.

As a way of conclusion, Kontongs stated that CP Philip Ogbadu, the state Commissioner of Police, while commending the operatives for their quick response that led to the rescue of the two victims, further charged them to trace the criminals to their hideout and rescue the remaining victims as well as arrest the criminals.
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