Police operatives in Edo State Police have rescued nine hostages from a luxurious bus in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of the State.
SP Kontongs Bello, spokesman of the Nigeria police, Edo State Command, said the victims were rescued in the bush after the police credible information from the public.
He 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 which is a border town between Edo and Kogi States.
He said the Divisional police officer, DPO at Okpella Divisional Headquarters, CSP Kolawole Aremu in a joint operation with Local vigilante group immediately swung into action by mobilizing his team from Okpella Division under the State Police Command, embarked on bush combing of the bush that led to the rescue.
“The suspected kidnappers noticing the team of operatives in their den hurriedly abandoned the victims and escaped into the thick forest.
The nine kidnapped victims were all rescued unhurt. They were advised to continue their journey after profiling them,” according to the statement.
The police image maker also said the Commissioner of Police in the State, Philip Ogbadu, enjoined the general Public to continue to support the police by providing credible information that would help in the fight against crime and criminal gangs in the State.
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