Police Rescue Four Children Kidnapped By Suspected Herdsmen In Anambra


By John Ugo , Awka

Police in Anambra State police have rescued four children of same parents, kidnapped from their home by suspected herders in the state.

The incident happened at Enugu Agidi community in Njikoka local government area on Friday night.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the incident disclosed that the kids were taken from Enugwu Agidi in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He said: “On 15th December, 2023 at about 2300 the Police at Abagana received information via Police hot line that suspected herdsmen had abducted four children from a family at Achalla Village, Enugwu Agidi in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“Immediately the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye received the report, he ordered immediate mobilisation of Police personnel and vigilante to go after the kidnappers with a view to rescuing the children.

“In the early hours of today Saturday, 16th December, 2023 the four children aged 13, 14, 21 and 21 years were rescued close to Urum, 25 kilometres away from their home in Achalla village, Enugwu-Agidi.

“The children have been reunited with their parents while the dragnet for the armed herdsmen is being extended to neighbouring communities.”

On how the children were kidnapped, Ikenga said the mother of the children said the family was watching television at about 10pm when light suddenly went out.

She and her husband went out to find out what was amiss, when they saw three gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, and fled for dear lives.

By the time they summoned courage to return to the house, they discovered that their four children who were already asleep had been abducted by the gunmen.

Ikenga added that security has been beefed up in the area to forestall a re-occurence.


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