Thursday, 30 June 2016

Nigerian Army Rescues 3 Kidnapped Persons as Air Police Arrest 11 Alleged Fake Naval Officers in Rivers

The Nigerian Army 2 brigade has rescued 3 kidnap victims in IBa/ Obele in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State during a raid in a kidnappers den in the state.

The Brigade Spokesperson, Eli Lazarus, in a statement made available to newshounds said its troop freed the kidnapped persons after it engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel which left 4 of the abductors dead.

The Victims, according to the statement were taken hostage by their abductors, Monday in Rumuji while travelling along the East-west Road.

The command while reiterating its commitment to combating and clearing criminal elements in the state, enjoined the public to continue to volunteer useful information that will assist security agencies to combat crime.

In a related development, Air Police of the 97 Special Operations Group, Nigerian Air Force, Port Harcourt has arrested 11 men suspected to be fake naval officers around Rukpokwu police checkpoint in Rivers State.

The outgoing Commander NNS Pathfinder, Commodore Sanusi Ibrahim, while handing over the suspects to the Rivers State Police Command, said the suspects disguised as merchant navy with the aim of defrauding the public and some companies in the state.

Ibrahim said the Nigerian Air Force had earlier detected the suspects who were brandishing various ranks before arresting them.

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