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Police rescue abducted village head, 3 others in Ebonyi community

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By Christian Ogbonna

Ebonyi police rescued four alleged kidnapping victims in Oshiagu Amia-Ngbo, Ngbo community in Ohaukwu local government area.

One of the victims is the village chief.

DSP Loveth Odah, the command’s public relations officer, told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Abakaliki on Friday that the victims had been rescued together with members of the local vigilance team.

“Unknowns abducted the victims from the community on Thursday, but they were rescued by Nigerian police.

“I take this opportunity to advise members of the public to imbibe the spirit of giving information about crimes to the police as soon as they occur.

“Imagine, a village chief has been kidnapped with three others since 2pm Thursday and no one has come to report him to the police.

“Well, the good news is they’ve been saved; the victims are now with the divisional policeman in this area and I believe they will tell the police what really happened.

“The victims were rescued in the same community from their captors, who fled when they saw the police.

“The surveillance is already on them and the perpetrators will be rescued,” Odau said.

She urged the general public to be safety conscious and to support the efforts of the police in the fight against crime.

“The police cannot do it alone; we must unite to fight against insecurity; it is a collective responsibility because we cannot do it without the support of the public.

“The public should play its part to create a society that is sufficiently secure for citizens,” she advised. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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