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Police stops kidnap attempt, saves victim in Anambra

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Police stops kidnap attempt, saves victim in Anambra

In the Orumba North Local Government Area of the state, men from the Anambra State Police Command stopped an attempt to kidnap someone and saved the victim.

SP Tochukwu Ikenga, a spokesman for the command, said in a statement on Thursday, May 23, 2024, that the victim was taken hostage in Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA.

While the action was going on, the police found the victim’s Toyota Camry.

β€œThe technology-driven and rejigged Personnel Operational Positioning on the anti-crime approach of the Commissioner of Police CP Nnaghe Obono Itam has continued to thwart criminal endeavors of gunmen in the state, as Police in Aguata rescued an abducted victim and recovered his vehicle, a sky blue Toyota Camry,” the statement read.

The Officers responded swiftly when they got the report at about 4:30 pm on 22/5/2024 of the abduction along Umuchiana village, Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA.

“During the hot chase by the Police team, the criminals shoved the victim out of the vehicle at Ndike village in Orumba North LGA and drove off for escape.

“The Officers sustained the trail on the abductors and the criminals abandoned the vehicle along Umunze road Orumba South LGA and ran into a nearby bush. Operations are still ongoing for the possible arrest of the hoodlums.

“Meanwhile, the victim has been debriefed and reunited with his family.

β€œTo this end, the Commissioner of Police, while hailing the gallantry performance displayed by the Operatives assures Ndi Anambra that the Police and other security agencies will do everything within the law to ensure they deny criminals the opportunity to foment troubles and re-group anywhere in the State.”

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