Fifteen (15) abducted National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been rescued by police operatives in Anambra.
The Corps members, who had just completed their orientation in NYSC orientation camp located in Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre, Local Government Area of Imo, were in a vehicle on their way to Lagos when they were abducted.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement on Tuesday in Awka.
He said the 15 abducted corps members were rescued unhurt by the police operatives who responded to a distress call along Isseke, Ihiala-Orlu expressway at 12:15.a.m.
“Information reveals that the corps members finished their three weeks of orientation programme today and were en route to Lagos before their vehicle was intercepted at Total junction in Ihiala by unidentified armed men in a white Toyota Hilux.
“The corps members vehicle was diverted to Isseke, Ihiala-Orlu expressway where the gunmen kept them hostage.
“When the armed men noticed they were being followed by police operatives, they abandoned the corps members and zoomed off with the Toyota Hiace bus with Registration number EPE 353 YE,” he said.
Ikenga said that the corps members were debriefed and necessary arrangements had been made to convey them to their destinations.
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