Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has announced the rescue of the ten victims of kidnapping by Unknown Gunmen at Obene Community in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The Command Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga disclosed this on Monday.
It would be recalled that the South-east Chairman of the members of the Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Gidado Siddiki, had drawn public attention that 10 of their members were abducted by gunmen in Obene Community, Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.
The Unknown Gunmen also took along over 300 cows, and demanded 4 million naira ransom and a gun from the families of the victims.
Tochukwu Ikenga, said nine of the abducted herders have been found.
The Police Command spokesperson said they were found in a bush at Ochuche Umuodu in Ogbaru Local Government Area.
He said the rescue mission was successful with the joint operation with the military on Sunday.
The spokesperson said the herders were found in a “bush unharmed” and that some of the stolen cows were also “discovered” in the bush.
“On April 24, 2022, some of the victims of the abduction were seen in the bush unharmed while one of the abductees is still missing,” he said.
Ikenga said efforts were being intensified to locate the missing herder and some of the cows that are yet to be found.