The Akwa Ibom Police Command says it has arrested four suspected kidnappers terrorising Eket and it’s environs at Ikot Ubo in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Nsit Ubium, Akwa Ibom on Friday.
“4 suspected kidnappers were caught and one escaped, the woman was rescued un hurt and she was the only victim there as at the time of rescue,” he said.
He explained that the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, Oct 30th., in the evening with a gun battle with the kidnappers.
He said that one of the suspected kidnappers escaped with a gun wound during a gun battle with the police personnel’s in the area.
iReporters reports that the police demolished the building and it’s boys quarter in Ikot Ubo, in Nsit Ubium on Thursday Oct 31.
“We are here in Ikot Ubo in Nsit Ubium to demolished a building because it is kidnappers den.
“Mrs Glory Samuel was kidnapped on the 17th of Oct., and kept in a very deplorable circumstances but thanked God for the Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom Command.
“The team is ably led by IGP Special Tactical Squad, they were able to work in conjunction with Area Command Eket in partnership with people of Akwa Ibom and Chairman of Eket LG,” MacDon said.
He said, ” the IGP Special Tactical Squad were able to identified the kidnappers den where the victim was kept and they were able to have gun dwell with the kidnappers and by the grace of God, some of them were able to be taken down,” he said.
MacDon said that Mrs Glory Samuel was rescued and she is receiving treatment in an unknown hospital in Eket.
He noted that the demolished building would serve as a deterrent to every other person who had the intension of embarking in things like this.
“Kidnapping does not pay, crime does not pay in any way. This is meant to show that whosoever is involved in things like this has the long arm of the law to catch up with, ” he said.
MacDon said that suspected kidnappers were responsible for the kidnapping in Eket and the surrounding local government areas in the state.
He noted that the Akwa Ibom Police Command and the Tactical squad would unravel all the mystery of kidnapping in the area.
iReporters report that the husband, Mr Samuel Ekerenam, paid a ransom of N3 million and yet the kidnappers demanded for additional N17 million before the victim can be released.