Police foil abduction, rescue victim in Benin

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The operatives of the Edo State Police Command on 23 February 2022, acting on credible information, rescued a kidnapped middle-aged man in Edo state.

It was gathered that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers emerged from a nearby bush and started shooting sporadically at unsuspected members of the public plying Ubiaja-Ewohimi Road in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

They allegedly forced one lone occupant of a Toyota Avalon car with Abuja Reg. No. RSH 585 RR to stop.

The man was whisked away through the bush path.

The Divisional Police Officer, Ewohimi Division, immediately swung into action on receipt of the information.

He mobilized a team of Police operatives and Local Vigilante to the location where they saw the car abandoned at the scene.

The team immediately advanced into the bush in pursuit of the suspected kidnappers.

Upon sighting the team of police operatives, the suspects opened fire while the team courageously responded, which made the suspects abandon their victim unhurt.

The victim Mr Friday John was profiled and asked to continue his journey.

A statement by the Edo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, said intensive police patrols had been intensified in all major highways linking Edo state.

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