By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT — Rivers State Police command, yesterday evening, confirmed the rescue of a female lecturer of the University of Port Harcourt, Awala George, who was taken hostage eighth days ago.
The state Police spokesman, DSP Ahmad Muhammad in a statement on the issue, said two of the kidnappers were arrested, adding that efforts were on to track other members of the gang.
“Today, following a credible information about criminal hide-outs in an uncompleted building on ABC/ Rumuola bye-pass, Port Harcourt, Police patrol teams immediately stormed the scene and rescued Awala George, a lecturer of University of Port Harcourt, who was kidnapped at her residence by four armed hoodlums.
Two of the suspected kidnappers were arrested at the scene, and efforts are ongoing to track down their remaining comrades in crime,” he said.