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28 Kidnapped Fish Traders Rescued In Akwa Ibom

28 fish traders who were abducted by Sea Pirates on Thursday 14th July have been rescued by operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command.

The victims were rescued after the State Police Command received a distress call from the Chairman of Uruan Local Government Area, Hon. Iniobong Ekpeyong that a Market boat conveying fish Traders from Ishiet Market in Adiadia Community had been attacked and its occupants kidnapped by Sea Pirates along the Uruan Water Channel.

Based on the distress call, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi mobilised Tactical Teams and the Command’s Marine Police to go after the hoodlums.

Nigeriacrime.com reliably gathered that at about 1:30 pm on Friday, July 15th, the State Marine Police, who had been trailing the Sea Pirates, closed in on them after an aggressive search, causing the hoodlums to abandon their victims at the creeks after robbing them of various sums of money.

Confirming the rescue operation, SP Odiko Macdon Police Public Relations Officer said “two of the traders were attacked with machetes. Also, the kidnappers burnt one of their engine boats.”

“Victims were successfully rescued and brought to the Akwa Ibom State Police Headquarters and those in need of medical attention were taken to the police clinic for treatment.”

Meanwhile, CP Durosinmi visited the Uwaniba Beach and Ishiet Market in Adadia Community in Uruan LGA in the company of the LGA Chairman where he met with Community Leaders and youths. He assured them that the police will spare no resources in safeguarding lives and property in the state.

 The CP urged them to continue to cooperate with Security Agencies and report criminal and suspicious elements around their locality to the police.

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