The Anambra police command has rescued 15 corp members abducted in the state on their way to Lagos.


The corps members were said to have completed their orientation in Nkwerre LGA of Imo state and were traveling home when gunmen kidnapped them.

NAN reports that Tochukwu Ikenga, Anambra police spokesperson, confirmed their rescue in a statement on Tuesday.

Ikenga said the police operatives responded to a distress call along Isseke, Ihiala-Orlu expressway in the early hours of the day and rescued the abducted corps members unhurt.


“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,” he said.

“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.”


Ikenga said that the corps members were debriefed, adding that necessary arrangements had been made to convey them to their destinations.

The development comes amid the rising insecurity in the country which has elicited concerns in various quarters.

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