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A kidnaped victim was rescued by the police in Ebonyi

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The Ebonyi State Police Command has rescued a kidnap victim, Mr. Umoke Solomon, who was abducted on January 30, in the state.

A statement issued by DSP Loveth Odah, spokesperson of the command in Abakaliki, said the victim was abducted at Isophumini II Ezzagu, Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

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Odah said, “You will recall that on Jan. 30, at about 7 pm, some gunmen attacked three brothers Umoke Solomon, Peter, and Chikieze together with one Otubo Sunday at Isophumini II Ezzagu in Ishielu LGA of Ebonyi.

“The victims were driving in a Toyota Rav4 SUV and a Toyota Camry Car respectively before the gunmen opened fire on them, as a result, the victims sustained gunshot injuries.

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“In the process, the gunmen abducted Umoke Solomon and took him to an unknown destination.

“On the Feb. 3, the kidnappers contacted the victim’s family demanding a sum of N10 million ransom.

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“On the same Feb. 3, intelligence-led investigation which facilitated the unconditional release of the victim led operatives of AK Unit to the kidnappers’ hideout at a forest near Iyioku River, Ezzagu Forest in Ishielu.

“The police operatives engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, who opened fire on sighting the police.

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“The victim was rescued while the kidnappers escaped with gunshot injuries.”

She added that the victim has been treated and reunited with his family.

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