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Anambra: Security operatives rescue kidnapped Catholic priest, 3 others, recover guns, vehicles



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Police Command in Anambra has rescued a kidnapped Catholic priest and three other hostages unhurt through the efforts of its special squad team.

DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, a Police Public Relations Official in Anambra, made the divulgence in a proclamation marked and made accessible to newsmen in Awka on Saturday.

Ikenga stated the salvage was enacted by its group, Forward Operating Base (FOB), containing military and paramilitary administrations situated in Aguata and upheld by Police Rapid Respond Squad Awkuzu.

He said the Police order in Anambra had safeguarded a seized Catholic Priest and three different prisoners through the endeavour of its Special Squad team.

According to him, the group raged the radicals’ camp at Ogbunka in Orumba South Neighborhood Government Region and safeguarded the people in question.

The assertion expressed that three suspects were captured during the activity, nine vehicles and three Siphon Activity weapons, taken disguise regalia and Biafra banner were recuperated.

Ikenga said that a few telephones, streak drives and SIM cards, which could help complete the examination and indictment of the guilty parties were additionally found.

He said that the group had been answerable for the spate of kidnappings in Orumba North and South as well as parts of the Aguata board region lately.

He said the snatched casualties were undeniably hijacked in October, expressing that the attack on the radicals’ camp followed a long time of persevering, meticulous knowledge of social events and examination which prompted the uncovering of the hoodlums’ hideaway.

The PPRO noted further that the state’s Chief of Police, Mr Aderemi Adeoye, requested and facilitated the activity, and commended all the assistance staff and vigilante men required for their impressive skill which guaranteed no life was lost.

The assertion noticed the recognition of the agents by Prof. Charles Soludo, Anambra’s Lead representative and his affirmation to keep on supporting all administrations engaged with joint security tasks across the state.