Men of the Anambra State police command have rescued four children of the same parents, who were abducted from their home.
The state spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said the children were taken from Enugwu Agidi in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State on Friday night.
He said police received information that suspected herdsmen were responsible for the abduction and the commissioner immediately ordered the mobilisation of police and vigilante officials to go after the kidnappers.
Ikenga said: “On 15th December 2023 at about 2300, the Police at Abagana received information via Police hotline that suspected herdsmen had abducted four children from a family at Achalla Village, Enugwu Agidi in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“Immediately the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, received the report, he ordered the immediate mobilisation of Police personnel and vigilantes to go after the kidnappers with a view to rescuing the children.
“In the early hours of today, Saturday, 16th December 2023, the four children aged 13, 14, 21 and 21 years were rescued close to Urum, 25 kilometres away from their home in Achalla village, Enugwu-Agidi.
“The children have been reunited with their parents while the dragnet for the armed herdsmen is being extended to neighbouring communities.”
The police spokesperson, while narrating how the children were kidnapped, said the mother of the children said the family were watching television at about 10 pm when electricity suddenly went out.
The woman and her husband went out to find out what was amiss when they saw three gunmen suspected to be herdsmen and fled for dear lives.
Ikenga said that by the time the parents summoned the courage to return to the house, they discovered that their four children, who were already asleep, had been abducted.