Three kidnapped Rivers APC Strong Members regain freedom


The three stalwarts of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC): John Enebeli, Austin Enebeli and Afam Onyia, who were kidnapped last weekend on the Elele-Omoku Road in the state, have regained their freedom.

The kidnap victims were released Wednesday morning, but the detail of how they regained their freedom was sketchy Wednesday evening, as Rivers police spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), only confirmed their release, indicating that he had to reach out to get the detail.

Omoni added that the Rivers police command and other security agencies mounted pressure on the kidnappers and regularly combed the Elele/Omoku forest, before the APC stalwarts were released, without payment of ransom.
Rivers Publicity Secretary of the APC, Chief Chris Finebone, said: “We profoundly thank God Almighty for the safe release of John Enebeli, Austin Enebeli and Afam Onyia by their kidnappers.
“The three gentlemen were kidnapped on the Elele–Omoku Road last weekend. This (yesterday) morning, they regained their freedom and are undergoing medicals, after their traumatic experience.
“We thank our leader and Hon. Minister for Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Rivers State APC Chairman, Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, other leaders of Rivers APC and security agencies for their timely intervention in various capacities that facilitated the safe release of the three gentlemen.”
It will be recalled that in spite of the efforts of security agencies, criminals are still kidnapping innocent persons in Rivers state and collecting huge ransom, before the victims will be released from their dens in the thick forest, after being tortured and humiliated, if the demanded ransom is not quickly paid.

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