Ebonyi State Commissioner of police
The Police in Ebonyi said it had recovered two siblings aged five and ten who were abducted from their home in Abakaliki at gunpoint recently.
The Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, Mrs Loveth Odah disclosed this in an interview with Summitnews correspondent on Wednesday in Abakaliki.
Odah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) alleged that the kidnappers robbed the mother of the siblings of huge amount of money before taking her children away.
According to her, the suspected kidnappers later demanded ten million Naira ransom but had to abandon the children at a location in Afikpo South Local Government Area following manhunt from police operatives.
Mrs Oda said the children had been reunited with their parents while efforts were being made to track down the abductors and their collaborators and bring them to justice.
Mrs Loveth Odah Police PPRO EBONYI STATE
“Our men are currently in pursuit of the fleeing suspected kidnappers; also investigations are ongoing to unmask possible conspirators with a view to arresting them.
“I want to assure the public that there is no hiding place for criminals in the state and that efforts are being intensified to sustain police surveillance in every part of the state.
“We also urge the public to volunteer timely information on criminal activities in their areas to assist the police to nip crime in the bud,” Odah said.
Summitnews correspondent reports that three suspects are also in police custody over alleged foiled abduction of a seven-month old baby in Abakaliki