Nigeria Police Kill Suspected Kidnappers of Arthur Jarvis University Student, Rescue Victim


Officers from the Cross River State Police Command on Thursday rescued the kidnapped Arthur Jarvis University student and killed some of the suspects.

The student was kidnapped on Tuesday when kidnappers operating from Akpabuyo Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State invaded the school. The school administration closed the establishment indefinitely after the incident.

But Vanguard reported that a team of elite police officers carried out a covert operation based on directives from Cross River State Police Commissioner Aminu Alhassan.

It was reported that the covert operation took the tactical unit to the kidnappers’ hideout in Akpabuyo, where the victim was rescued around 11pm on Thursday, during which time some of the alleged kidnappers were killed and one arrested.

Police said the victim was taken to hospital for medical treatment. The name of the hospital was not disclosed.

Confirming the operation, State Police Command spokeswoman SP Irene Ugbo called the success of the operation a laudable breakthrough.

The police spokesman said: ‘It’s true, a team of elite officers scoured the streams in Akpabuyo and rescued the victim around 11pm on Thursday.

“It was based on the order of the Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan, and we thank God that the student was saved alive.

“She is recovering as she is also receiving treatment at the moment.”

The police public relations officer, however, issued a stern warning to kidnappers and thugs operating in the state, saying: “This is a serious warning that we will not tolerate any form of crime in any part of the state. .

“No matter where they hide, we will always smoke them out, no matter how long it takes.

“Every kidnapper or criminal in the state must understand that we are bringing the fight to them. We are not going to allow any person or group to carry out nefarious activities in any part of Cross River State.

Additionally, while confirming the student’s rescue, Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong, the founder and chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University, told Vanguard that he was grateful to God for the student’s safe return. .
He also praised the police for rescuing the kidnapped student.


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