Friday 18th August, 2017
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Army rescues teacher from kidnappers in Delta

Army rescues teacher from kidnappers in Delta

The Nigerian Army at­tached to the 222 Bat­talion in Ozoro, on Tuesday, rescued a teacher, Mrs Felicia Ovoh of Owhe Grammar School, Ozoro, from the hands of her kid­nappers at Ovrode, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to reports, the victim and her children and grandchild were kidnapped on their way to school by sus­pected armed men Tuesday morning.
The kidnappers, it was learnt, later released the chil­dren and took the woman to an unknown destination after they established that she was their target.
But the army rescue team led by Capt GM Ado told newsmen at Ozoro that at about 07.15hrs, he got a call about the incident and his quick response team chased the kidnappers to Ovrode swamp forest and rescued the teacher after the exchange of gunfire with the kidnappers.
He said: “The hoodlums were shooting sporadically to scare us away and as you can see, our vehicle was destroyed by the kidnappers, but the woman and her vehicle with community money that was with her, N774, 000 were all recovered and handed over to the police at Ozoro division.”
The Army captain ap­pealed to the general public to always give useful infor­mation that could lead to the arrest of criminals living in their areas.

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