Rivers Police Confirm Release Of Kidnapped Youth Corps Members


Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the release of some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), from their abductors.

The youth corps members, whose number was yet-to-be ascertained, were kidnapped on May 16, 2023 along the East-West Road in Emohua local government area of Rivers State.

However, five of the youth corps members managed to escape into a nearby forest and were later rescued by Policemen attached to Rumuji Divisional Police headquarters.

The victims were returning to Port Harcourt, the state capital from the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ondo State when their commercial bus was ambushed by suspected kidnappers.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the release of the youth corps members in a chat with LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Iringe-Koko, who is a Superintendent of Police (SP), however, did not disclosed the number of those released.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that the kidnapped youth corps…

Source: Leadership Newspaper