Enugu - The Enugu State Command has rescued a lady from her kidnappers without paying some two million naira ransom demanded by her captors.
A statement by the command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, on Thursday said the lady regained her freedom on August 1.
He said that the woman was abducted at Lokpanta on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway on July 30.
The spokesman said that the victim was on her way to Enugu when a gang of hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers took her into a thick forest in the area.
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"Police operatives over-powered the kidnappers with three of them fatally injured before they freed their captive while some members of the gang fled with bullet wounds.
"The police is appealing to the public to report any person with bullet wound to the nearest police station," the statement said.
In a similar development, a statement said that three girls allegedly abducted at Nsukka by four suspected kidnappers had also regained their freedom.
According to the statement, the girls were kidnapped as they went to pray inside the bush on August 1 at Iheagu-Nru in Nsukka.
It said that the police had commenced investigations to unmask those behind the act.