15 abducted NYSC members rescued in Anambra


The police in Anambra have rescued 15 abducted National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members who had just completed their orientation in Imo.

The corps members from NYSC orientation camp located in Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre, Local Government Area of Imo, were in a vehicle on their way to Lagos when they were abducted.

The Anambra State Police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Tuesday, said the corps members were rescued unhurt.

The PPRO said men of the command responding to a distress call along Isseke, Ihiala-Orlu expressway, carried out the rescue at 12:15.a.m.

Ikanga said, “Information reveals that the corps members finished their three weeks of orientation programme today and were en route to Lagos before their vehicle was intercepted at Total junction in Ihiala by unidentified armed men in a white Toyota Hilux.

“The corps members vehicle was diverted to Isseke, Ihiala-Orlu expressway where the gunmen kept them hostage.

“When the armed men noticed they were being followed by police operatives, they abandoned the corps members and zoomed off with the Toyota Hiace bus with Registration number EPE 353 YE.”

He added that the corps members were debriefed and necessary arrangements had been made to convey them to their destinations.