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.