– The police have rescued two female teenagers in Bayelsa
– The state police public relations officer Asinim Butswat has confirmed the action
– Butswat said efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect
The police in Bayelsa said they had rescued two female teenagers, abducted by a gunman in Agbura, near Azikoro village in Yenagoa local government area of the state.
In a statement on Saturday, May 26, in Yenagoa by police public relations officer in the state Asinim Butswat, said the girls were rescued by the police in the area, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Butswat said that the gunman specialised in stalking his victims to church during night vigil or to their houses with a dummy AK47 Riffle to perpetrate the act.
“On 21st May, 2018, based on actionable intelligence, the police and youths of Agbura community raided a bush surrounded by swamp and fishing ponds, where the lone gunman held his victim captive.
“On sighting policemen, the gunman fled and abandoned the two females, who were chained to a makeshift tent and the victims were rescued and taken to Police clinic for medical examination.
“Efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect. Members of the public should assist the police with useful information about suspicious movement of a lanky male adult, dark in complexion within Agbura community, who displays pedophilic behaviour.”
It was reported that six kidnap suspects were arrested by police officers in Abia state, and a 76-year-old victim rescued.
The development was made public by the commander of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari, on Monday, December 18.
Kyari disclosed that IRT operatives had swung into action following a report about the kidnapping of the victim, Benjamin Okoye, in Aba, Abia state, on Friday, December 15, and the subsequent demand of N80 million by his abductors. the kidnappers den was discovered in Lagos.