Police Neutralize 2 Suspects, Rescue Eight Kidnap Victims In Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command has rescued eight kidnapped victims and neutralized two suspects.

This was disclosed by the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi Emeka during a press briefing in Port Harcourt on Monday 21 August,2023.

CP Emeka said the command on Wednesday 26 August 2023 received information that two men were seen by a river in Buguma with a suspected kidnap victim.

He said the operatives mobilized to the scene and the hoodlums on sighting the Police took to their heels, while the two victims were two rescued.

The police commissioner further stated that operatives of the command on August 15, 2023, based on intelligence, arrested Future Wokoma and Gift Eze of Ahoada East Local Government Area who specialize in robbing innocent citizens.

He revealed that one pump action gun was recovered from the suspects who are foot soldiers of ‘General Danger’ and ‘Chiefo’.

Also, on August 18, 2023 operatives of the Rapid Response Team and Hawk team in a joint raid at Ogbonchia/oyigbo, Rivers State where a kidnapped victim who was kidnapped at Rumuhalu on 17, August,2023 was rescued.

CP Emeka stated that on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 02:15 am, Rumuji Police Division received information from Nnamdi, a driver of a transport company located at Lagos that at about 01:20 am some hoodlums abducted five passengers at Rumudogo junction of Emohua section of East-West road.

The Rivers Police Boss explained that the Rumuji Police Division mobilized to the scene and combed the bush around there and five kidnapped victims were rescued.

He also revealed that operatives of the command on 18th August 2023 rescued one victim of Rumukwashi, Obio/Akpor LGA kidnapped by four armed men.

The CP disclosed that upon receiving the information, the Police patrol mobilized with members of local vigilantes and arrested one oduenze, where two suspects were neutralized, one Toyota Corolla recovered and the victim rescued.