Police rescue abducted youth corps members in Rivers

The Rivers Police Command has announced the rescue of the five youth corps members abducted in the state 12 days ago.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that unknown gunmen kidnapped the four female and one male corps members at Omerelu in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state where they had gone for community service.

Rivers Commissioner of Police Suleiman Abba told NAN in Port Harcourt on Monday that the corps members were rescued in a forest at Omerelu around 8pm on Sunday.

He said one Sanga Prince was arrested in connection with the kidnap, while the other suspects fled.

The commissioner said that the corps members had been handed over to the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig-Gen Maharazu Tsiga “in good health”.