C’River: Yala Youth rescue kidnapped businessman as hunt for suspects continues


By Egbara Emmanuel Ikaba

An employee of a popular pharmacist (Odonah) Mathias Odo was Kidnapped by unknown suspects at Okuku in Yala Local government area of Cross River State.

Yala youths have successfully rescued a local businessman who was reported missing following an attack and kidnapping at about 7.15pm on Saturday night, Barrister Alphonsus Ogar Eba through his social media handle alerted Yala youths and they were immediately mobilized for search.

“Following this incident, the Youth and the security joint operation were immediately activated to track down the perpetrators and to rescue the kidnapped businessman,” Eba said on Saturday night .

“The youths went into the bush and on sighting the youths, the kidnappers abandoned their victim and fled.
We rescued him unhurt,it was a miracle,we thank God .

“This is part of the dividends of community policing. I urge our people to keep sharing information with the police and rellevant agencies,Eba also appealed to the people to be vigilant in their environment and report to the appropriate authorities any suspicious person in their mist.

The car used for the operation was later found abandoned near Benue suburb within the City of Vandeikiya.”

The suspects were still unknown and no arrests had yet been made. Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects involved should contact any nearest Police Station.

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