Kidnapped Anambra Commissioner During Soludo Attack Has Been Freed.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Commissioner of Public Utilities in Anambra state Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne kidnapped by gunmen has regained his freedom.
He was released on Sunday morning, according to a government source who confirmed the latest development to newsmen.
This online news platform understands that Ezenwanne was abducted at Charles Soludo, former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor’s home town in Isuofia, Aguata local government area of Anambra state, day gunmen struck and killed three security orderlies.
Confirming his release in a statement, on Sunday, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the command’s spokesman, said Ezenwanne was released in safe condition in the early hours of Sunday.
“The police, military and other security agencies had mounted an intense search and rescue effort, which had closed in on his abductors, thereby forcing his release.
“The Honourable commissioner returned home unhurt, in the early hours of today 4th April 2021,” Ikenga said.
The police spokesman expressed the commitment of the command to apprehend the remaining gang members, after arresting five suspects earlier, as well as ensuring the safety of all residents of the state.
A source close to the commissioner, who pleaded anonymity, said Ezenwanne was released at about 1:00a.m. on Easter day in good health condition.
“He told us that he did not pay any ransom and that his abductors did not maltreat him in anyway,” the source said. (NAN)