The Edo State Police Command in its continuously renewed fight to stem the increasing rise in violent crimes in the State, especially Kidnapping, have rescued three kidnapped traditional worshippers.
The rescued of the three kidnapped traditional worshippers was carried out on Monday, 25th July, 2022 around 1pm.
The State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer U. Iwegbu in a press release said, the Command through its Divisional Headquater at Ugo received a complaint that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers accosted and whisked into the bush three traditional worshippers who had gone to a river along the Benin-Abraka road for prayers.
She said upon receipt of the information, Divisional Police Officer Ugo immediately mobilised his operatives to the scene in hot pursuit of the hoodlums and possible rescue of the victims.
She noted that the hoodlums sensing the presence of the operatives on their trail were forced to abandon their victims and fled into the bush.
According to the release, the victims have since been reunited with their families, meanwhile, intense bush combing is still ongoing to neutralize or arrest the hoodlums.