By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—The Joint Task Force code named Operation Pulo Shield, has confirmed the rescue of three kidnapped Indians from a hideout in fishing settlement of Abissa in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to the JTF, the three Indians were rescued from a gang of nine kidnappers after 30 days in captivity.
Spokesman of JTF, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, said the Indian nationals were abducted by gunmen a month ago aboard a fishing trawler in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea and moved to Nigeria by the kidnappers.
The Indians are Kanishk Johrar, Mohinder Saini and Balwinder Singh.
Nwachukwu said: “A combined crack squad of the 130 Battalion of the JTF, the Nigerian Navy and the Department of State Service, DSS, in Rivers State, have rescued three Indians abducted by a gang of nine kidnappers in Rivers State.
“The combined security squad swung into action after tracking the abductors to their hideout. They also arrested five suspects, while others are on the run.”