Relief has come the way of eight victims who were passengers on a bus ambushed and seized around Ubima axis of Port Harcourt-Owerri Road by hoodlums on the 16th of October, 2018.
The victims including two wives of police officers were reportedly rescued on Friday night by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit.
Reports say the bus conveying the victims was hijacked and diverted into a forest in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State by the kidnappers.
After taking their victims into the forest, the kidnappers tortured their victims, seized some of their victims’ ATM cards and used same to withdraw money while others were told to call their relatives to pay ransom for their release.
Recounting his ordeal, the driver of the seized vehicle, Uzuoma Iwuala, said it took the intervention of the security operatives to secure their release from their abductors.
Iwuala explained; “First, we want to thank God for sparing our lives; we also thank the Nigerian Police, especially the IGP Monitoring Unit in Rivers State. God used them to save our lives.’’
According to Mr. Benneth Igwe, the Commander of the IGP Monitoring Unit, it took his men three days to rescue the victims from inside the forest.
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