BREAKING: Police rescue 16 travellers abducted in Kogi

Sixteen persons abducted by kidnappers in Kogi State have regained their freedom from their captors.According to Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the victims were rescued by security operatives in a “very swift and pragmatic.”

SP Williams Ovye-Aya, spokesman of Kogi Police Command, disclosed the development during a press briefing in Lokoja.

He stated that eleven of the victims were passengers from Peace Mass Transit Bus, while five from Sienna Bus were reportedly abducted on Sunday, Feb. 25 along Ette Enugu Ezike road and taken to the bush.

Ovye-Aya, who said no arrest had been made, vowed to apprehend the suspects and bringing them to face justice.

According to him, security operatives were out there combing the bush to arrest the culprits in order to bring them to book.

“We are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that kidnappers are arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others‘

”As security operatives, we are out to arrest the menace of kidnapping and other criminal activities in Kogi and the country as a whole.

“Already, our Commissioner of Police in Kogi Command, Bethrand Onuoha, is happy with the rescue operation and has commended the Joint security team, ” he said.