By: Olamide Fakeye
Nigeria – The operatives of the Edo State Police command and local vigilante has rescued nine (9) kidnaped travelers.
Confirming the rescue mission, Edo Police Command spokesperson, SP Kontongs Bello said, acting on credible information from members of the public that a luxurious bus belonging to a private company traveling from one of the Eastern state to Abuja have been intercepted by group of hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers and taken to the Bush, in Okpella area of Edo operatives of the command state swung into action.
“On receipt of the information, the DPO Okpella Divisional Headquarters, CSP Kolawole Aremu immediately swung into action by mobilizing his team of Police operatives from Okpella Division, Edo state Police Command and Local Vigilante group for immediate bush combing .
“The suspected kidnappers noticing the team of operatives in their den hurriedly abandoned the victims and escape into the thick forest.
“The nine (9) kidnapped victims were all rescued unhurt and advised to continue their journey after profiling them”, Bello said.
The state Commissioner of Police Edo, CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu enjoined the general Public to continue to support the police by providing credible information that will help in the fight against crime and criminal elements in the state.