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Police rescue victims tied to trees after hand-to-hand combat with kidnappers

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AFTER a hand-to-hand combat with kidnappers in Avu Forest near Owerri, in Owerri West Local Government Area yesterday, men of Imo State Police Command rescued three victims tied to trees.

The three unidentified people were abducted on May 6.

Seven of the suspected kidnappers were captured in the operation, coordinated by the Imo Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike.

Spokesman of the Command, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, disclosed that the bandits were over-powered by operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the command inside the forest.

He said that the operatives came face-to-face with the abductors in the forest, where they were holding their three victims tied up on trees.

Enwerem said that after a hand-to-hand encounter with the kidnappers, the victims were untied and released unhurt.

According to him, the police commissioner has directed a mop-up operation in the forest and other hot spots in Owerri.

He assured residents of Imo that the police were committed to securing lives and properties.


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