The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of Nigerian Police, Abia State Command headed by Johnbull Obioguru at the weekend rescued two kidnap victims at Amauzo, Okpolu Umuobo Community near Aba.
It was gathered that the hoodlums had on Wednesday at about 10 pm despite the curfew imposed by the state government as a result of COVID-19, abducted two persons along Okpolu Umuobo road near Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint Church in Osisioma Local Government Area.
The kidnapped victims were identified as Nwankwo Chinedu (male), 42, and Ndukwe Agu (male), 48, and both were abducted at the same time and place.
A source hinted that after the incident, the commander of SARS in the state, SP Obioguru got intelligence that the kidnappers had moved their victims to a hideout at Amauzo, Okpolu Umuobo community.
The SARS commander was said to have stormed the kidnappers’ hideout with his team.
On sighting the SARS team, the hoodlums opened fire, the police responded and in the ensuing gun duel, two of the kidnappers sustained gunshot injuries although they escaped with the wounds, abandoning the victims in their hideout.
Police rescued the victims and when the criminal’s hideout was searched, a Techno cell phone suspected to belong to the hoodlums, and a RX 350 Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) belonging to one of the victims were recovered.