Troops of 32 Artillery Brigade Apprehend 5 Kidnappers, Rescue 5 Hostages in Ondo State
Following credible information of kidnap incident involving nine persons at Mr Godwin Ugu Integrated Agric Farm Owo, troops of 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure in the early hours of Tuesday conducted a raid operation on the kidnappers’ hideout at Jugbere village in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
This was contained in a statement by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 32 Artillery Brigade, Victor Olukoya.
According to him, the operation resulted in the arrest of 5 kidnappers and rescue of 5 hostages and 4 other abductees escaped from the kidnappers’ den on arrival of troops.
“The rescued hostages and the arrested suspects – who had minor injuries, have been taken to the Brigade Medical Centre for medical examination/treatment”.
He added that the troop recovered during the operation, the following:
1 x Dane gun; 1x Axe; 2 x Cutlasses; 8 x Live cartridges; 1 x Handset and 3 x Ring charms
“The suspects will be handed over to the appropriate civil security agency at the conclusion of preliminary investigation”.
“The 32 Brigade Nigerian Army wishes to reassure residents of Ekiti and Ondo States of the commitment and capability of the Brigade to ensure security of lives and property of law abiding citizens”.
“To this end, the Commander Brigadier General ZL Abubakar has ordered for intense patrol in the states to assist in ensuring peace and security”.
Members of the public were however enjoined to pass information to the security outpost close to them.