The Police Force, Akwa Ibom State Command has commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for his immense support and commitment in aiding the fight against criminal elements in the state.
The Force also lauded the chairman of Eket Local Government Frank Archibong, and the good people of the state for their support which has contributed to the rescue of Mrs. Glory Samuel Ekerenam from the den of her abductors in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area.
In a Press Release issued in Uyo, the Police Public Relations Officer, Supol Odiko MacDon, said during exchange of gunfire with the police, six of the kidnappers met their end, and that concerted efforts are being enforced to apprehend fleeing members of the kidnap gang.
“The pressure mounted by the Command and her allies yielded positive results as men of the IGP Special Tactical Squad, in a coordinated operation with Area Commander Eket and other support teams of the Command successfully rescued the victim from the den of her abductors on the 30th of October unhurt at Ikot Ubo Village in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.”
“During the rescue operation, six of the hoodlums who investigations revealed are responsible for kidnappings in Eket and Environs met their Waterloo while exchanging gunfire with the Police. Two locally made revolver pistols, six live ammunitions and one expended were recovered.”
According to the release, the husband of the victim, Mr. Samuel Ekerenam had alerted the police of the kidnap and a N20 million ransom demand from the kidnappers on October 17, 2019.
“The Commissioner of Police is particularly appreciative of the unique efforts of the IGP’s Special Tactical Squad, commanded by SP JULIAN IGBUDU , the Government and good people of the State for their continued support, especially that of the Chairman of Eket Local Government Area, HON FRANK ARCHIBONG who has shown sustained commitment in the fight against heinous crimes in Eket and its environs”
“While concerted efforts are on to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang and bring them to book, the Commissioner of Police has reiterated the resolve of the Command on zero tolerance for kidnapping and other violent crimes in the State and is therefore calling on all peace loving Akwa Ibomites to be vigilant, eschew crime in all ramifications and report suspicious elements and perpetrators of any form of criminality in the State to the nearest Police station or other security agencies,” the release added.