kidnapped catholic nuns, driver rescued in Ondo State

Two Catholic nuns, Apo Perpetual and Roseline Familade, were on Sunday rescued by security operatives alongside their driver, Zwugwa Zibai.


Recall that the trio were abducted by armed men a week ago at Kajola village, along Benin-Ijebu-Ode road, in Odigbo local government area of Ondo state while on their way to Ogun State for a programme.

They were rescued by men of the Intelligence Squad drafted from Abuja by the Inspector General of Police, IG, and operatives of the Ondo State Police Command.

Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Femi Joseph, while confirming their freedom, said the victims were rescued on Sunday morning.

Joseph, however, declined to give details on how the victims were rescued, but added that no ransom was paid for the release of the nuns and their driver.

He explained that the kidnappers abandoned the three victims when they realised that the security men were on their trail.

“What I can tell you for now is that the Reverend Sisters and the driver have been rescued by our men and the intelligence squad sent by the IGP from Abuja.

“We are still on the trail of the suspects and we will soon arrest them because we are presently combing the area where the victims were rescued.

“The kidnappers quickly abandoned their victims when they discovered that we were closer to their hideout.

“No ransom was paid before we secured their release but very soon, the police will arrest those behind the abduction of the three people.”



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