Police Rescue Two Abducted Children

In Breaking News, Reports

by crossriverwatch admin

Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Osita Ezechukwu, has ruled out the payment of any ransom in the rescue of two children kidnapped in Calabar recently.

The duo, Emmanuel aged 10 and Agbo aged four were abducted by masked gunmen at Esuk Otu Street, off Murtala Muhammed Highway in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Tuesday last week and were reportedly released on payment of N1 million by their parents.

The commissioner said Mrs. Juliet Johnson Eko was taking her children to school when two kidnappers intercepted her, snatched her phone and abducted the children.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and other security agencies swung into action and rescued the children at the Women and Children Hospital, Army Junction, Calabar where they were abandoned.

When asked if any ransom was paid, Ezechukwu said: “I am not aware of the payment of any ransom. I am pleased to inform you that the kids have been recovered and reunited with their parents in good health. Meanwhile, the manhunt for the perpetrators of the crime has intensified.

“The command is grateful to the state government for its support, the good people of the state, other security agencies, the press and the family of the children for their patience while the manhunt lasted. I want to further assure members of the public of their safety and solicit more support and useful information.”

One of the children said: “I feel nice to be back home to my parents. I felt scared. They gave us food. They did not beat us.”

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

#Calabar: ACROJ Condemns Arson, Pledges Media Support In Restoring Calm

By Patrick Obia Association of Cross River Online Journalists (ACROJ) has condemned in totality Friday and Saturday’s mass looting

Read More...

#EndSARS: CPJ Calls For Investigation Into Attacks On Journalists And Media Houses During Protests

By Jonathan Ugbal Nigerian authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into recent attacks on journalists and media

Read More...

#Eid-El-Maulud: Ayade Sues For Prayers, Forgiveness As Curfew Bites Hard On Muslims

By Maxwell Effiong and Kelvin Ololo Muslims in Cross River State say the curfew currently in place will impact

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now