Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
A Reverend Father alongside three other individuals were rescued from captivity after security operatives smashed criminal hideout in Ogbunka, Orumba South, Anambra State.
Police-led Forward Operating Base (FOB) comprising military and paramilitary Services based in Aguata and supported by Police Rapid Response Squad Awkuzu stormed the insurgents camp on Friday.
Ikengaonline learnt that the gang has been responsible for the spate of abductions in Orumba North and South as well as parts of Aguata LGAs in recent times. It was also gathered that their abducted victims were all kidnapped this month.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra State, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement said “the raid on the insurgents’ Camp followed months of diligent and painstaking intelligence gathering and investigation which led to uncovering the criminal hideout.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye who ordered and coordinated the operation has praised all the service personnel and vigilante men involved for their professionalism which ensured no life was lost.
Also, Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, commended the Operatives and pledged to continue to support all services involved in joint security operations across the State.