Navy rescues personnel, daughter from kidnappers


Port Harcourt – The Nigerian Navy said it rescued a naval personnel abducted together with his daughter in the late hours of Dec. 28 in Ozuoha/Omademe community in Rivers.

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Commodore Sam Bura, the Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, said in a statement on Saturday that the victims were freed shortly after gunfire with their abductors.

He said five suspects, who carried out the kidnap, were arrested at the scene while their leader escaped with gunshot wounds, adding that troops were currently on trail of the escapee.

“The suspects conspired and kidnapped a naval personnel and his daughter at about 8 p.m. on December 28 around Ozuoha/Omademe communities in Ikwerre local government area of the state.

“Consequently, we mobilised a quick response team, in collaboration with other security agencies,…

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