The Anambra State Police Command revealed it has rescued a kidnapped Catholic priest and three other hostages unhurt through the efforts of its special squad team.
This was conveyed in a statement issued out by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, and was shared on the command’s Facebook handle on Saturday, 7th of October, 2023.
Ikenga revealed the rescue was activated by its team, Forward Operating Base, comprising military and paramilitary services based in Aguata and supported by Police Rapid Response Squad Awkuzu.
The statement added that three suspects were nabbed during the operation, nine vehicles and three Pump Action guns, stolen camouflage uniforms and Biafra flag were recovered.
Sharing photos, Ikenga said,
“Police-led Forward Operating Base comprising military and paramilitary Services based in Aguata and supported by Police Rapid Response Squad Awkuzu yesterday, 6th October, 2023 in a well coordinated operation, stormed insurgents Camp at Ogbunka in Orumba South LGA.
“Three abducted persons including a Reverend Father were rescued unhurt. Nine vehicles and three Pump Action Guns were recovered. Three suspects were arrested.
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