Two siblings aged 5 and 10 who were abducted from their home in Abakaliki at gunpoint have beeb rescued by the police command in Ebonyi.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Loveth Odah while granting interview with newsmen in Abakaliki.
Odah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) alleged that the kidnappers robbed the mother of the siblings of huge amount of money before abducting her children.
She said that the kidnappers demanded N10 million ransom but had to abandon the children at a location in Afikpo South Local Government Area of the state, after a manhunt by police operatives.
Oda said the children had been reunited with their mother while efforts were being made to track down the abductors and their collaborators.
“Our men are currently in pursuit of the fleeing suspected kidnappers; also investigations are ongoing to unmask possible conspirators with a view to arresting them.
“I want to assure the public that there is no hiding place for criminals in the state and that efforts are being intensified to sustain police surveillance in every part of the state.
“We also urge the public to volunteer timely information on criminal activities in their areas to assist the police to nip crime in the bud,” Odah said.