Nigerian police had rescued four kidnapped victims in the country’s southern state of Delta, authorities said on Tuesday.
The victims were rescued following tip-off that they had been kidnapped by suspected kidnappers, said Edafe Bright, a police spokesperson in Delta, in a statement issued in the southern city of Warri in Delta State.
Bright said two of the victims were kidnapped on Monday by four suspected kidnappers in Oghara, Ethiope West local government area of the state.
“The kidnappers, on sighting the headlights of the police patrol vehicles, ran in different directions abandoning the victims, and the police were able to rescue them unhurt,” the spokesperson added.
Bright said the investigation was ongoing, while the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.
Similarly, Bright said the police had also rescued two victims from their abductors at Ogor-Ivwreni Road, Ughelli North area of the state, following a tip-off.
He said the victims were rescued on Sunday, by a patrol team of the “A” Division, Ughelli.
Bright urged the public to always avail the police with useful information that could lead to the arrest of criminals and ensure a safer society. Enditem