Police in Nsukka, Enugu State, rescued an abducted 10-year-old boy at Enugu-Ezike community on Monday.
The Next Edition recall that there was a viral video of the abduction where the boy was whisked away by some men in security uniforms suspected to be Ebubeagu security operatives.
A statement issued Tuesday evening by the spokesman of Enugu police command, Daniel Ndukwe, stated that the minor, Kamsiyo Sunday, was found at about 11 p.m on March 27, at Nsukka, along MCC Road by Umanu Junction, where he was abandoned by his abductors due to pressure mounted on them.
He explained that the abductors abandoned their victim in the community as a result of pressure mounted on them by police operatives.
The statement read in parts: “Police Operatives serving in Nsukka Area Command of Enugu State Police Command, acting on credible information and with support from law-abiding citizens, on 27/03/2023 at about 11 pm, found and rescued 10 years old boy, Kamsiyo Sunday (popularly called “Kamsi”), at Nsukka, along MCC Road by Umanu Junction, where he was abandoned by his abductors due to pressure mounted on them.
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“The lad was reported to have been abducted to an unknown destination, from his parents home at Ukwuinyi Ogrute in Enugu-Ezike community of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, on 26/03/2023 at about 4pm, by four armed and masked men, operating in a black-coloured Pick Truck Vehicle. He has been reunited with his parents and family members.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered that the ongoing discreet investigation into the case be intensified to fish out and bring the perpetrators of the act to book.
“He notes that such horrifying act of abduction of the minor, as shown in a viral video, is one that is highly intolerable and shall not be treated lightly.”