ByÂ Gbenga Ariyibi Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State police command has rescued three foreignersÂ working with construction companyÂ from a group suspected to be kidnappers.
The kidnapped victims, Sunday Vanguard gathered wereÂ whisked away from their residence in the GRA area,Â Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital in the early hours ofÂ of yesterday.Â
TheÂ victimsÂ are; a 30 year old Hani Samua, a Syria, Samuel Jebran Saidi Ammansi, a 38 year old Syria and Usdeni Nurudeen, an 18 year old Lebanee.
Sunday Vanguard further gathered that theÂ foreigners were said toÂ Â have returnedÂ Â home from the site of their work when a gang of three men double-crossed them in their vehicle with registration no; Lagos RR 44 APP..
According toÂ one of the victimsÂ , JebranÂ who spoke with theÂ Â press after the rescue said “we were seized at gun point and we offered them money which they rejected.”Â he explained that it was the first time of experiencing such an incident since they came to town seven years ago.
AlsoÂ speaking with newsmen over the issue,aÂ supervisor of the white contractors, Mr Joseph Jarrouge popularly called Kanu said “this is a strange experience because we have always enjoyed good relationship with people of Ekiti right from seven years ago that we came to this town.”
Jarrouge, however thanked the police for their prompt rescue saying that “if not for the police we would have been kidnapped easily.”
Commenting on the incident, the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State,MrÂ Kakwe Christopher Katso said “when I was briefed by the DPO in charge of the New Iyin Division about the development, I gave a directive that the abductors should be pursued and my men swung into action immediately.”
Katso linked the success story recorded by his men toÂ the policyÂ of stopÂ Â and check operation he initiatedÂ in which police would always be on red alert.Â Katso said his men are still in the bush searching for the abductors who had sustained series of injuries as there were blood stain in the vehicle used for the operation.
The police boss however urged the government to assist them in the areas of logistics such as vehicles to enable them rise up promptly whenever occasion demands.Â he also urged the people to be at alert whenever somebody was seen with gun shot wound.