The Nigeria Police Force, Rivers State Command, proclaimed it’s ensurance of rescuing a female lawyer abducted by unclassified gunmen at her residence in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Miss Paulette Ajayi, the victimized person was abducted and was taken to a deep forest at Okomoko community in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Joseph Mukan, Commissioner of Police (CP) in Rivers, declared the rescue in a written statement issued in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
Stickling to Mukan Statement, the victim was rescued during a special operation carried out by the anti-kidnapping squad unit on his order.
“Our operation Search-and- Safe stormed the forest at Okomoko at about 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday and we’re later opportuned to rescued Paulette Ajayi, who was kidnaped on Sunday at her residence in Rumuokwurushi at Port Harcourt by this unknown gang.
Mr paul Nyulaku who works in the British High Commission, Abuja with a stipulated age of 39 was freed along with her. He stressed that I was kidnapped on Sept.10 at NTA Road, Mgbuoba at Port Harcourt.
“Chinedu Chigbu, 39, one of the kidnappers that serves as their watchdog over the victims, was arrested, while another member was greatly injured during the exchange of gunfire,” Mukan said.
The CP noted that the wounded kidnapper was taken to a hospital nearby, unfortunately was declared dead later.
“Other members of the kidnap gang escaped through the bush with gunshot wound during the raid, while their camp was immediately dilapidate.
“Exhibits recovered from the kidnappers include, one AK-47 rifle, inserted with full loaded magazine and 100 rounds of live ammunition,” he said.
Subsequently Mukan Said, the operation are currently stalling on the other gang members, calling the awarenes of the residents of Etche communities to notified anyone with gunshot wounds to the nearest police station.
Retracting her ordeal, Ajayi said the gunmen did raised her ransom to N50 million then say it been extend to N200 million as report of her kidnapping case goes Public.
She said her abductors were on the process of taken her life when police operatives unit made the timely intervention and rescued her.
While, Making statement at the command’s headquarters, the victim said: “They (abductors) took me on Sunday in the sight of my family members and later uncovered to me that they had killed all my family members.
“I don’t know where they kept me. They demanded a ransom of N50 million and later increased it to N200 million as my kidnapping case been publicized.
“Some of the kidnappers looks rough and unanimously violent and kept beating me, while others kept saying that they will not free me if the ransom wasn’t paid.
“The kidnappers already intends to kill me, once knowing that as the news as went viral, and a huge pressure has been on them.
“They were actually planning to move me into the swamp yesterday (Wednesday) night to finish me off.”
Source: The Vanguard
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