Edo Police Rescued Serving Soldier, 10 others abducted in Benin

A serving soldier and eleven persons allegedly abducted in Edo State have been rescued, according to Edo State police command.

The victims were abducted while travelling on the "Young Shall Grow" bus from Ogoja in Cross River State to Lagos.

The kidnappers forced the driver to stop at gunpoint before abducting the passengers.

Some of the victims rescued. Edo Police Rescued Serving Soldier, 10 others abducted in Benin
Some of the victims rescued

Upon receiving the tip, Edo state Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, DCP Miller G. Dantawaye, ordered a team who immediately combed the bush.

The DPO then swung into action with the police operatives and the local vigilante for bush combing around Uteh Community in Uhunwonde Local Government Area of Edo State.

Standard Gazette gathered that the kidnappers opened fire upon sighting the team before abandoning their guns and fleeing through the bush paths.

SG found out that the kidnappers recognized the serving soldier, Chimbi Auta. He is alleged to have been stabbed all over his body.

The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, said the hoodlums collected the soldier's uniform that was found in his bag.

The rescued victims are Chidoke Ugwuamyi, Kingsley Iwuamadi, Chisom Ezeh, Okwoh Clement, Obi Emmanuel, Chimbi Auta, Joseph Atang, Ogar Utie, Moses Odeh, Enoch Adamade, Osato Amenaghawon and the driver of the Young Shall Grow Bus Chinedu Nwoke.

The Deputy Commissioner of Operations Edo State Police Command DCP Miller G. Dantawaye, while reinstating the command's commitments to a crime-free Edo State, urge the general public to continue to support the police with credible information that will lead to the arrest of criminals elements in Edo state.

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