By Kingsley Omonobi
Five female Youth Corp members, who were kidnapped on the 16th of September, by unknown armed men at about 9. 30pm at their Corpers Lodge residence at Umuogba Community Secondary school, Omuma Local Government area of Abia state, were on Wednesday rescued in a joint operation carried out by men of the Nigeria Police and the military.
The 5 female Corpers, Monsurat Odemosu, Barbara Obioha, Chinwendu, Obiajulu and Husseini Ali were abducted just as property belonging to them including Generating set, DVD player, Television set, phone and some amount of money were also taken from them.
Confirming their release after the operation, Force Public Relations officer, ACP Emmanuel Ojukwu noted that Police teams from Rivers Police Command and the military responded swiftly on the day the corpers were abducted, leading to the release of Monsurat on the 30th of September.
Following continuous investigations, a combined team of the Rivers state joint military and police patrol team stormed all the kidnappers camps in Ukwa West Local Government area of Abia state releasing all the victims in their detention camp including the corpers.
During the joint operation to rescue them, the corpers were said to have run to the same direction with the fleeing kidnappers who then detained them at another kidnapping base in the same Ukwa West Local government area.
However, further efforts of the military and police from the Rivers State command, yielded result as the four corpers regained their freedom by 9. 30 am Wednesday 6th October while the kidnapping base has been shut down.