PHOTOS: Kidnap Victims Chained To Building Pillars By Insurgents
The police in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, say they rescued three abducted citizens chained to building pillars by insurgents at a village in the state.
The kidnap victims were rescued at the compound of one Onyeka Aduba, better known as Totoritor at Umuohi village in Okija.
It was learnt that the operatives from Rapid Response Squad, Awkuzu who rescued the victim on Friday at about 4 pm, acted on credible information.
The command spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement issued on Sunday, stated that two suspects identified as Okika Chukwujekwu and Sylvester Okorie Ikwuanusi had been arrested for interrogation.
He said, “The feat followed the confession made by the notorious gang leader, popularly known as ‘Totoritor’ who was arrested earlier and had been in police custody. He was positively identified on 6/7/2023 by a victim with gunshot injury before he was arrested.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the rescued citizens have been kept incommunicado and chained to pillars in the above-mentioned compound for weeks before their rescue.
“Efforts are ongoing to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye has urged the good people of Anambra State to disregard propaganda by outlawed groups and continue to partner with the police and other security agencies in the state to restore peace to Anambra State.
“They are encouraged to report suspicious persons and unusual movement they may observe to the nearest police station or through the Command Emergency number 112 or call 07039194332 for prompt response.”
“The ‘npf rescue me app’ is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and iPhone users respectively,” the statement added.