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Kidnappers operating in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State on Saturday abducted an unidentified man.
The man was said to have been kidnapped at Nwanchi village in Agulu, the community of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.
It was gathered that the victim was put in the trunk of his car, a Lexus 350 salon, but was later rescued by police operatives who were operating on a tip-off about the incident.
The state police spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said, “Police operatives at about 4pm, today 25/6/2022 rescued an abducted victim and recovered one Lexus 350 Salon with Reg. Nos. EPE 316 HE and Ford SUV with Reg Nos. GGE 769 FT along Ezinifite road, Aguata LGA.
“The victim was abducted in the early hours of today at Nwanchi village, Agulu. The abductors forced the victim inside the booth of his Lexus and took off.
“The police on receipt of the information intensified patrols and restrategized operational positioning within the area. This made the hoodlums abandon the victim, his vehicle, their operational vehicle and fled.”
Ikenga said following the rescue of the victim, whose identity was not immediately given, police commenced investigation with the aim of arresting the fleeing criminals.