Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The joint security network in Anambra State, Tuesday, rescued 15 corps members abducted by unknown gunmen in Ihiala, Anambra State.
The 15 corps members are from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre, Local Government Area of Imo State.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said that the corps members were abducted along Isseke, Ihiala road
In a statement, Ikenga said: “Anambra State Police Operatives, by 11:15 am today, 14/2/2023 responding to a distress call along Isseke, Ihiala road, rescued unhurt fifteen abducted Corps members from NYSC Orientation Camp Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre, LGA, Imo State.
“Information reveals, that the corps members, finished their three weeks orientation programme and were en- route to Lagos State before their vehicle was intercepted at total junction Ihiala, by unidentified armed men in an unmarked white Toyota Hilux.
“Their vehicle was diverted to Isseke, Ihiala-Orlu expressway where the gunmen kept them hostage.
“The armed men noticed they were being followed by Police Operatives abandoned the Corpers and zoomed off in a Toyota Hiace bus with Registration Number: EPE 353 YE conveying the Corpers.
“Meanwhile, the corps members were debriefed by police operatives and necessary arrangements have been perfected to convey them back to their destinations.”
Police said further development shall be communicated to the public.