Security operatives rescue 20 kidnapped victims in Edo

Security operatives have rescued 20 kidnapped victims in Edo forest and go after 21 others still in captivity.The victims were among 41 passengers of four Toyota Hiace buses abducted by gunmen suspected to be herders along Lakpese Road, in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state on 18 March, 2024.

The rescue operation was carried out by a combined team of police operatives, military personnel and local vigilantes who are still combing the bush to rescue the remaining 21 victims.

The hoodlums were said to have suddenly emerged from the bush, accosted the victims’ vehicles at gunpoint and whisked them into the bush.

The State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the rescued of 20 victims.According to him, “On March 18, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ibilo Division received information that hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen emerged from the bush along Lakpese-Ogorimagogo Road, accosted four Toyota Hiace buses and kidnaped the occupants and escaped into the bush.“

Police operatives in collaboration with the military personnel and vigilante immediately moved to the scene, embarked on vigorous bush combing exercise and rescued 20 passengers at once.”Chidi said efforts are still ongoing to rescue the 21 other adult passengers still in captivity.

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