Two kidnapped victims have been rescued at Oghara, Ethiope West local government area of Delta state.
The spokesman for the Delta state police command, Bright Edafe, who confirmed this to Journalists on Sunday in Warri, said the combined team of police operatives attached to the Oghara Police Division, and local vigilante groups rescued the victims on Thursday.
Edafe said the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspects.
“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Oghara division, CSP Olasunkanmi Musiliu, received a distress call on Wednesday that two persons have been kidnapped at Oghara-Ugbenu Link Road” he said.
“The DPO while acting on credible and technically-generated information led a combined team of police operatives, anti-cult unit, SIB unit, and the local vigilante groups into the Oghara-Ugbenu forest” Edafe stated.
“At about 11:30 a.m., on August 31, the operatives relentlessly combed the forest which forced the kidnappers to abandon the victims and escape. The kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt” he added.
According to Edafe, the victims had since been reunited with their families while four live cartridges, one cell phone, an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card, and three SIM cards were recovered from the scene.
“Regardless of the victims’ rescue, efforts to apprehend the fleeing suspects are ongoing,” he added.