Men of the Edo State Police Command have rescued seven kidnapped victims in the Owan East Local Government Area of the state.
Recall that passengers of a Toyota Sienna bus were kidnapped by gunmen along the Afuze-Iheivbe Auchi Road last week Tuesday.
Two of the passengers were, however, rescued last week while the police in collaboration with the local vigilante after four days of bush combing, rescued another seven on Saturday, bringing the total to nine.
Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, the state PPRO who confirmed the development on Monday said the victims were rescued on Saturday by a combined security team.
“Seven victims, four males and three females, were rescued by the police on Saturday during bush combing by the security team. All the kidnapped victims have been rescued,” he said.
The PPRO said only nine persons were abducted by kidnappers as against the 12 reported in the media.
Names of six of the rescued victims are: Driver Kenneth Ushenna ,’m’, Omokhude favour ‘f’ from sabogida ora, 0diawa faith ‘f’ from Aviosi owan West, Omokhoje peter ,’m’ from Uzeba, Tina Evbuomwan from sapele road Benin city, Bar. Dayo Amofumeh from opella