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Four Corps Members Rescued from Kidnappers in Rivers State



Four members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) along with two other persons from have been rescued from kidnappers by the Rivers State Police Command.

Reports say that the four corps members identified as Onyema Esther Ogechi, Nnaji Chioma, Ogeh Florence, Akinduro Abel, Franklin Ayama and Akinpelu Solomon, who were on their way to the NYSC orientation camp in Nonwa-Gbam, Tai local government area for the 2019 Batch B Stream 1 orientation exercise last week when they were abducted along Emohua axis of the East-West Road, in a commercial bus en route to Port Harcourt from Lagos.

Confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the command deployed its operatives to Rumuji in a sting operation led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ademola Adebayo to a forest at Evekwu in Emohua Local Government Area where the four corps members and two other victims were rescued.

 “They were rescued unhurt and have been debriefed. Their Families have been contacted for necessary hand over.

“They are, Onyema Easter Ogechi, Nnaji Chioma, Ogeh Florence, Akinduro Abel, Franklin Ayama, and Akinpelu Solomon,” he said.

Speaking futher, Nnamdi added that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Usman A. Belel, has ordered that security be tightened on the East/West axis, to suppress kidnapping and aid the arrest of culprits.

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