About Seven members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) who were abducted in Rivers State have been freed after payment of ransom.
DAILY GIST reported that the corps members were abducted by some gunmen on their way to Port Harcourt from the NYSC orientation camp in Ondo State.
It was reported that when the gunmen attacked the bus conveying the corps members, five of them were able to escape while the other seven were abducted.
In a new development, it has been reported that the seven corps members who were kidnapped were freed around Choba in Obio/Akpor local government area after a ransom was paid.
Speaking to Reporters in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, a man, who claimed his sister-in-law was among those kidnapped, said the remaining abducted seven corps members have now breathed the air of freedom.
The man said they were freed at about 9pm on Sunday evening around Choba in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area after a ransom was paid
“They were released around 9. I saw seven of them that were released, two girls and five boys. According to one of the parents that came there that day, they paid a ransom. They were in horrible condition. It was like they used mud in robbing them and if you see their body, maybe they were bitten by mosquitoes or sand-fly in the bush.
They went to report themselves at the police station where it happened and they took their statement and tried to see if they could get their belongings”, a man who claimed to be an in-law of one of the abducted corps members said.
The spokesperson of the command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko has also confirmed the release of the corps members during an interview with Channels TV.
“I have just contacted the Rumuji Police Division. The corpers have been released. The command will make an official statement.” she added.