Nigeria Police – 2 Abducted Turks Rescued. 5 Suspects In Custody.

by Samuel Abasi Posted on April 22nd, 2017

Nigeria Police – 2 Abducted Turks Rescued. 5 Suspects In Custody. Police in Nigeria’s southern state of Akwa Ibom said Friday it had rescued two Turkish nationals abducted in their hotel rooms at Eket area of the state. The Turkish citizens are staff of BKS Construction Company in Onna Local Government Area.

Police chief in charge of the state Donald Awunah told reporters in Uyo, the state capital that the two expatriates were rescued along Oron/Calabar creeks on April 19.

He said five suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime.

“Following sustained Police activities in the waterways, deployment of technical platform, cultivation of actionable intelligence and skillful professional negotiation, the two Turkish gentlemen were released on April 19, 2017.”

According to him, the victims of crime have been reunited with their colleagues after medical assessment. The police chief said the suspects would be arraigned after investigation.

He said, during the raid, one Toyota Hiace bus and eight other vehicles were also recovered from the abductors but, did not disclose whether ransom was paid to free the expatriates.

Recall that the abductors had earlier asked for N100million and later N200 million ransom at various times before they could release their victims.

The two expatriates work with VKS construction Nigeria Limited in Onna Local Government Area of the state.

Also,  Dr. Idongesit Udom, a proprietor of Sure Foundation Polytechnic who was abducted almost the same day in another part of the state, Ukanafun Local Government Area is yet to regain freedom.

Dr. Udom was abducted by unknown gunmen on his way to Church in his Village, Idung Nneke on April 7, 2017.

Mr Awunah enjoined members of the public to continue to cooperate with the police by reporting criminal elements in their midst for prompt action.

He said, during the raid, one Toyota Hiace bus and eight other vehicles were also recovered from the abductors but, did not disclose whether ransom was paid to free the expatriates.Recall that the abductors had earlier asked for N100million and later N200 million ransom at various times before they could release their victims.

Also, Dr. Idongesit Udom, a proprietor of Sure Foundation Polytechnic who was abducted almost the same day in another part of the state, Ukanafun Local Government Area is yet to regain freedom. Dr. Udom was abducted by unknown gunmen on his way to Church in his Village, Idung Nneke on April 7, 2017.

Mr Awunah enjoined members of the public to continue to cooperate with the police by reporting criminal elements in their midst for prompt action.

Akwa Ibom is an oil producing state and a thriving hub of the oil and gas industry.

Abduction is common in Nigeria. The abduction of foreigners and high profile individuals in the country has been on the increase recently.

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