A Reverend Father was among three hostages rescued after members of the Anambra State Joint Security Force stormed the enclave of suspected insurgents in the state.
According to Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ikenga Tochukwu, the team also arrested three suspects and recovered three pump action guns and nine vehicles, believed to have been snatched at gunpoint.
Tochukwu said: “The Police-led Forward Operating Base (FOB) comprising military and paramilitary Services based in Aguata and supported by Police Rapid Response Squad Awkuzu on the 6th of October, 2023 in a well-coordinated operation, stormed insurgents Camp at Ogbunka in Orumba South LGA.
“Three abducted persons including a Reverend Father were rescued unhurt. Nine vehicles and three Pump Action Guns were recovered. Three suspects were arrested.
“Also recovered were stolen Camouflage uniform, Biafra Flag, Several Handsets, Flash Drives and SIM cards that will aid comprehensive investigation and prosecution. This gang has been responsible for the spate of abductions in Orumba North and South as well as parts of Aguata LGAs in recent times. The abducted victims were all kidnapped this month.
“The raid on insurgents Camp followed months of diligent and painstaking intelligence gathering and investigation which led to uncovering the criminal hideout.”
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, who ordered and coordinated the operation praised all the service personnel and vigilante men involved for their professionalism which ensured no life was lost.
Mr. Governor has commended the Operatives and pledged to continue to support all services involved in Joint Security Operations across the State.
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