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Kidnapped RCCG Pastor and two others freed in Calabar

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The Redeem Christian Church of God pastor, Sunday Adeniran, has regained freedom.  Adeniran and two other persons were abducted on Saturday by yet to be identified gunmen in Calabar.

They were reportedly released at about 2 am this morning near Scanobo filling station, Ikot Ekpo 8 miles on the outskirt of Calabar, the Cross River state capital.

The source of the report further disclosed that the pressure from the Anti Kidnapping and Cultism Squad led by SP Awodi made the miscreant to hurriedly collect what they could after making an initial demand of 7 million naira.

His words: “They knew that the Dragon Squad was closing in on them, they had to hurriedly collect about 200,000 Naira and let their victims go.

“Initially they demanded 7 million for their release but had to just collect what they could as soon as possible and dropped them off at Scanobo area in Ikot Ekpo 8 miles at about 2:am.

Findings by Vanguard showed that SP Awodi and his men from AKCS were already in their trail at 12 midnight but immediately they got wind of the manhunt which was earlier reported they collected the available cash and set them( victims) free.

Confirming the release of the victims on Telephone, Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo lauded the efforts of AKCS squad while urging the public to cooperate with the police by giving useful information about happenings in their environment

“It was a strict direct order of the Commissioner of Police, CP  Aminu Alhassan to men of AKCS and they acted swiftly to secure the release of the victims.

“I want to commend, the swift action of SP Awodi and his Dragon squad, their efforts yielded results and in time too, the victims are now in safe hands.

“I want to appeal to the public not to wait until something happens before they report, they should always report strange movement to curb this kind of ugly incident,” she said.

 

 

 

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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