By Nosa Akenzua in Asaba
The four Catholic Reverend Sisters recently kidnapped in Agbor, in Delta State, were on Monday night set free by their abductors.
It was learnt that a lady abducted with the Sisters was equally set free by the kidnappers.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the development to journalists, said the victims were released, unhurt when the hoodlums knew that police operatives were closing in on them.
When asked the place the victims were dropped by the kidnappers, he said, investigation was ongoing, adding that at the right time, the police would disclose all the information on the matter.
According to him “the victims were released last night, that is what we can say for now, but I can tell you, they have reunited with their families and close associates”.
Asked whether any suspect was arrested in connection with the kidnap, DSP Aniamaka said, “the Command has made a lot of breakthroughs in connection with the kidnap; we are investigating, but I assure you that the hoodlums must be arrested and brought to book”.
Details of the release were sketchy as at the time of filing in this report.
It would be recalled that the victims working with the Medical Missionaries of Mary Congregation were abducted around the Railway Line in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State on the Benin-Asaba expressway by unknown gunmen.
The incident took place around 4:30pm last Thursday while they were on their way back from a funeral engagement when the gunmen attacked their vehicle, took the victims away and wounded two others who are now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.