The Nigeria Police Force said it had rescued a woman and her three children kidnapped on 3 July, 2016 at her residence in Ayobo Area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
A statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah on Tuesday said when the information of the kidnap got to the Nigeria Police, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ordered the immediate deployment of a detachment of Counter Terrorism Unit to the area to rescue of the victims.
The statement added that when the news of the kidnap spread around the Ayobo area, some good spirited members of the community mobilized to apprehend the hoodlums, until the Police were contacted.
“This community collaboration with the Nigeria Police ensured that the hoodlums were traced to the Igando waterfront, Lagos, on 4 July, 2016 where the criminals abandoned their victims and fled,” it said.
However, the statement said the IGP had warned those involved in acts of kidnapping and other heinous crimes to turn a new leaf as the Police in the new dispensation were ready to clampdown on all forms of criminality throughout the country.
Idris further stated that safety, peace and security of law abiding citizens were uppermost in his policing objectives.
He affirmed that community partnership in crime control and prevention was critical to police ability to render quality service.