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Ebonyi Police Confirm Arrest 2 Kidnappers, Rescue Victim

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Ebonyi State Police Command has revealed that it has rescued a kidnap victim, a clergyman whose name is yet to be identified.

The Commissioner of Police, Faleye S. Olaleye, who made this known in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Abakaliki, said the command received a distress call that a clergy had been kidnapped and swung into action by mobilising the tactical teams to rescue the victim.

He said that the tactical teams and the Divisional Police Officer of Ebonyi Division condoned and barricaded a marked-out area which led to the interception of the kidnappers.

CP Olaleye noted further that the Department of State Service, DSS, was equally involved in getting the location of the victim.

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According to him: ‘The kidnappers were intercepted along Ndofia Ishieke and Edupfu Egbu Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area, where they abandoned the victim and took to their heels while exchanging gunshots with the Police to pave way for their escape.

‘Unfortunately, they were over-powered by the superior firepower of the police which led to one of them being neutralized and the arrest of two principal suspects’.

Items recovered from the kidnappers include; AK-47 and one Lar rifles, two vehicles including that of the victim.

The Commissioner of Police, however, warned criminals to lay down their arms or leave the State.

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