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The hunter hunted: Police rescue police from kidnappers



In a classic case of the hunter being caged by those he should be hunting, a policeman was on Wednesday rescued from a kidnapper’s den by men of the Nigeria Police Force, after spending a week in the enemy’s cage.

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, said the policeman, a corporal, Abraham Ujah was rescue with two other people in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.

She said on the date of kidnap, the police in Ibusa were alerted and recovered the following abandoned items at the scene; one permanent voter card, one Fidelity bank ATM card and one I.D. card, all belonging to one Pastor Okonkwo Paul, a site engineer.

Also recovered were two police I.D. cards bearing Ujah; one purse and a hand bag containing I.D cards and N10,540 belonging to one Onochie Onukate Ethel; one motor battery, food flask, six office files, one Audi car with Reg. No. ASB 290 AG and one Almeria Nissan vehicle with Reg. No. AE 767 BKW. The recovered items are suspected to be the properties of the kidnapped victims.

She continued, that “However, in a follow-up investigation, operatives of Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad led by SP. John Nwede, acting on a tip off, stormed the hideout of the kidnappers at Ibusa forest and rescued the three victims, among whom was Ujah, unhurt, while the hoodlums escaped and abandoned one pump action gun which was promptly recovered,” she said.

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