Men of the Nigeria Police Force have on Friday arrested three suspected kidnappers in Cross River State known for unleashing mayhem in several parts of the state.
While briefing journalists in Calabar, the state Commissioner of Police, Nkeruwem Akpan, disclosed that operatives of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad made the arrest following a report of a rape case.
According to him, the three-man gang was apprehended by 4:30am in a building at Etagbor in the state capital with illegal fire arms.
He said that the command rescued the kidnapped victim, Grace Adams, after swinging into action at about four in the morning.
His words: “The victim was kidnapped last night, March 5, in Calabar metropolis. We never knew she was kidnapped. We only got information that the said building is used by kidnappers.
“When we struck, we found out that a lady has been kidnapped and kept in their custody and we immediately rescued her.
He added that “If we can have the system that is going on in Anambra where any building that harbours kidnapped victims is demolished, I think it will be better because it will discourage people from going into kidnapping in Calabar.”
Speaking to journalists, suspect, Harold Isong claims to be a graduate of the Cross River University of Technology.
He promised to desist from such illegal act if released saying that it was his first time engaging in kidnapping.