By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT— The Rivers State Police Command said it has rescued two kidnap victims from their abductors, after a serious gun battle with the kidnappers.
The command said the two victims identified as Mr. Jackson Sunday and Mrs. Mary Monday were rescued, Wednesday, after the Anti-kidnapping Squad of the Rivers State Police command stormed a kidnappers hideout in Ogbakiri waterfront in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP. Ahmad Muhammad, who disclosed this to newsmen said the two victims were freed in two separate coordinated rescue operations by the tactical unit of the command, revealing that the victims were kidnapped on different days at Rumuodara and Rumuigbo respectively.
Muhammad added that three of the suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded during the operations.
He said: “On storming the hideout, the suspected kidnappers found guarding the victims engaged our men in gun duel. Three unidentified suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded while the victims were rescued unhurt.”
He revealed that one AK 47 rifle, one locally made pistols, twenty rounds of ammunition, charms and SUV belonging to Jackson Sunday were recovered from the kidnappers’ den.