Abducted Teenage Boy, Three Others Rescued In Nigerian States, Lagos,and Benue

Adeleke was reportedly kidnapped at Jakande in the Ikotun area of the state on Sunday.

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos have rescued a teenage boy identified as Emmanuel Timilehin Adeleke.

Adeleke was reportedly kidnapped at Jakande in the Ikotun area of the state on Sunday.

The spokesperson for the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed the information said the teenage boy, aged between 11 and 14, was rescued when his abductor was about to abandon him.

The boy who is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the state is said to be incoherent and has not been able to provide accurate information about his parents.

“This person was rescued as he was about to be abandoned by his abductor. He is under treatment and is still incoherent. From the little he could mutter, he was abducted in Jakande, Ikotun area on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

“He gave his name as Emmanuel Timilehin Adeleke. He keeps giving different names and addresses for his parents. He looks between 11 and 14 years old. Any information that would assist in locating and identifying his parents/guardians would be appreciated,” the police spokesperson said.

In a similar development, a joint patrol team made up of the police, military and vigilantes rescued three kidnapped victims in Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue on Tuesday.

Confirming the rescue operation, the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, Sewuese Anene, told journalists that security personnel got information that a vehicle en route from Otukpa to Onitsha was attacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The police said the attackers subsequently kidnapped some passengers.

He said acting on the distress call, the joint patrol team within the area moved swiftly to the scene.

“After an intense gun duel, the kidnappers abandoned the vehicle and took to their heels; three victims were rescued, and the bus was recovered.

“While chasing the kidnappers into a nearby forest suspected to be their hideouts, they came across one Peter Ejembi, a member of the Benue State Volunteer Guard, who paid the supreme price. His body had been deposited at Bethel Morgue, Otukpa,” he said.

The police spokesperson added that the state police commissioner, Wale Abass, has deployed additional teams for further operations in the area.

She, therefore, called on the members of the community to provide the police with the necessary information for a successful operation in the area.

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