By Paully Onah

15 corps members who were abducted on Tuesday by gunmen on Anambra State have been rescued by the security operatives in Anambra State.

TheNewspad learned that the hostages were whisked away from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre, Local Government Area of Imo State.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the corps members were abducted on Isseke, Ihiala road in the State.
Tochukwu,l said in a statement on Tuesday that, “Anambra State Police Operatives, by 11:15 am today, 14/2/2023 responding to a distress call on Isseke, Ihiala road, rescued unhurt fifteen abducted Corps members from NYSC Orientation Camp Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre, LGA, Imo State. 

The statement partly read, “Information reveals, that the Corps members, finished their three weeks  orientation programs  and were en route to Lagos before their vehicle was intercepted at total junction Ihiala, by yet unidentified armed men in unmarked white Toyota Hilux. 

“Their vehicle was diverted to Isseke, Ihiala-Orlu Expressway where the gunmen kept them hostage.

“The armed men noticed they are being followed by Police Operatives abandoned the Corpers and zoomed off with the Toyota Hiace bus with Reg Nos: EPE 353 YE conveying the Corpers. 

“Meanwhile, the Corps members were debriefed by police operatives and necessary arrangements have been perfected to convey them back to their destinations”.

Tochukwu said further development shall be communicated in due cause.

In the meantime, security has been beefed up in the NYSC Orientation camp.

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