Police launch rescue operation for five abducted wedding guests

Police launch rescue operation for five abducted wedding guests


Police authorities on Tuesday said it had launched a rescue operation to rescue five abducted guests in Anambra State.

The News agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victims whisked while returning from a traditional wedding ceremony in Anambra were on Monday night.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in Anambra, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Awka.

He assured that the victims were safely reunited with their families unhurt.

“The guests (names withheld) were kidnapped at gunpoint at about 10.00 p.m. on the Akpo – Nkpologwu road in Aguata Local Area of Anambra.

“About 15 of the guest were returning to the hotel from Achina, venue of the marriage, in a convoy of three vehicles when they ran into the abductors, but only the first car was able to escape.

“The gunmen asked all the ladies to go and took five of the men away after shooting into the air,” the source explained.

The agency reports that the abductors were yet to make any contact with the victims’ families, according to sources.

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