Police rescue three kidnapped traditional worshipers


Edo State Police Command, yesterday, rescued three traditional worshipers who were kidnapped in Edo State.

It was gathered that the victims were kidnapped on their way to worship at the river along Benin -Abraka road in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo State.

The deputy Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Jennifer U. Iwegbu, said operatives at Ugobdivision received a complaint that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers accosted and whisked into the bush three traditional worshippers who had gone to a river along the Benin-Abraka road for prayers.

ASP Iwegbu said upon receipt of the information, the police immediately mobilised his operatives to the scene in hot pursuit of the hoodlums and possible rescue of the victims.

Iwegbu said the hoodlums sensing the presence of the operatives on their trail were forced to abandon their victims and fled into the bush.

She added that the victims have since been reunited with their families, meanwhile, intense bush combing is still ongoing to neutralize or arrest the hoodlums.

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