Umuahia - The Abia command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Tuesday arrested two kidnap suspects as it rescued a victim at Umueze in the Osisioma area of Abia.
A statement from Mr Victor Ogbonna, the Public Relations Officer of the command, announced the feat in Umuahia on Wednesday.
Ogbonna, gave the names of the two suspects as Ndubuisi Reuben and Emmanuel Nwaka.
He said the kidnappers, who operated in a tricycle, stormed the house of one Ugochukwu Ahunaya in Umueze and abducted him to an unknown location.
He said that a search conducted by the command, uncovered the criminals and their victim in an uncompleted building on the outskirts of the community.
``The NSCDC arrested two of the suspected kidnappers and recovered one automatic pump action riffle with some live ammunition and impounded the tricycle with registration number QN 579 KKE, fleet number 7538,’’ he said.
Ogbonna said the suspects were being interrogated to enable the command to apprehend other members of their gang.
He appealed to Abia residents to assist the command in the search for injured armed robbers who terrorized road users at a refuse dump site in Mgbara Akuma on the Port Harcourt-Enugu expressway.
He said some of the bandits, who wore military uniforms, fled into the bush and abandoned one red Golf car without registration number.