The Enugu State Police Command has says that it rescued three women reportedly kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen in Enugu along Agbani -Ugbawka road last week Friday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement, saying that investigation has commenced into the incident.
Amaraizu, who said that the three women had been rescued and re-united with their families, stated:
“The Enugu State command of the Nigeria Police has commenced a full-scale investigation into the incident of attack of a commercial bus and abduction of some victims by hoodlums along Agbani- Ugbawka road in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
“It was however, gathered that yet to be identified hoodlums had on 14/6/19 along Agbani Ugvawka road allegedly struck at a commercial bus with some passengers plying towards the road and abducting three female persons after allegedly robbing the said bus and zoomed into the bush.
“It was further gathered that the operatives of the operation Puff Adder acting on the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Sulaiman Balarabe, promptly raced to the scene and embarked on aggressive combing of the bush which forced the hoodlums to abandon their victims without payment of any money just as no ransom was demanded.
“No injury was sustained by victims who already have reunited with their various families.”
The suspected herdsmen also robbed the occupants of the vehicle before abducting the women.