A kidnapped mother and her baby was rescued by the police officers at Asaba, the capital of Nigeria’s Delta State.
The kidnappers put their abduction plan into action while Mrs. Adeyemi was driving along Standard Life Bible Church Road, off Direct Labour Agency, DLA Road, Asaba. The woman together with her baby were abducted and taken away to an unknown destination.
Following a tip-0ff from an anonymous source, the police officers stormed the hideaway of the kidnappers in Issele-Uku and rescued the victims. Both of them were delivered to a police station for further investigation while detectives are searching for the fleeing suspects.
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Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the kidnap and rescue of the victims, said the police quickly mobilised and found the baby and vehicle where they were abandoned.
Nigeria is now prominently ranked globally among countries where kidnapping is rampant. From ransom, to terrorist related, ritual purposes, there have also been cases of stage-managed kidnappings. In some of Nigeria’s 36 states there has been progress in tackling the kidnappers.
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But beefed-up security in some south-eastern states, such as Akwa Ibom and Abia, may have merely pushed the gangs westward to cities such as Lagos, where burgeoning middle-class districts are being increasingly targeted. On the list of countries with rampant cases of kidnapping are Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Venezuela, Mexico, Haiti, Russia, Ecuador, Brazil, Philippines and Colombia.