Akwa Ibom Police Rescue Two Abducted Turkish Nationals

The two Turkish nationals, who were kidnapped about two weeks ago, have been rescued by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command .
They were abducted on April 9 in their hotel rooms at Eket, Eket Local Government Area of the State and a ransom of N200m was demanded by their abductors for their freedom.
However, according to the Akwa Ibom Police, the Turkish citizens who are staff of BKS Construction Company in Onna Local Government Area, were successfully rescued after sting of operations
The State Commissioner of Police, Donald Awunah, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Friday.
Awunah said that the two expatriates were rescued along Oron/Calabar creeks on April 19.
He said that five suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime.
“It will be recalled that on April 9, two Turkish nationals were kidnapped and taken to the creeks of Calabar/Oron waterways.
“Following sustained police activities in the waterways, deployment of technical platform, cultivation of actionable intelligence and skillful professional negotiation, the two Turkish gentlemen were released on April 19, 2017.
“The victims of crime have been reunited with their colleagues after medical assessment.
“Five suspects have been arrested and further investigation is ongoing,” the Commissioner said.

Author: News Editor

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