The victims kidnapped in Rivers State on the evening of Tuesday have regained freedom from their abductors.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that the gunmen had on Tuesday attacked travellers around the Airport roundabout on the Obiri-Ikwerre link road and abducted some persons.
About eight people were picked by the hoodlums in the attack to an unknown destination.
But, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the development, noted that three people were kidnapped in the incident.
Iringe-Koko has noted that police tactical teams have been mobilised to ensure the safe and unconditional release of the victims based on the order of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Olatunji Disu.
On Thursday, it was gathered that the criminals had established contact with the families of the victims and that the bandits were demanding an undisclosed amount of money as ransom.
However, the police spokesperson on Friday hinted that all three victims abducted on the Obiri-Ikwerre road have been released.
Iringe-Koko noted that based on the order of CP Disu, all the police heads in the Aluu area, where the incident happened, had moved to enforce the directive and that the kidnappers freed their victims because of pressure from the police.
He said: “The Commissioner of Police Rivers State Command, CP Olatunji Rilwan Disu had a meeting with Area Commanders, DPOs within the area of jurisdiction with tactical team Commanders and instructed them of adequate security measures in place to ensure those abducted on 2/01/2024 along Aluu/Igwuruta road regain their freedom
“Based on the pressure and massive deployment of Police present, the victims were released and have reunited with their family members today, 5/01/2024.”