Kidnapped nuns, drivers regain freedom
Seven days after being abducted at gunpoint at Kajola village on Benin-Ijebu Ode Expressway, in Odigbo Local Council of Ondo State, two Reverend Sisters, Apo Perpetual and Roseline Familade, and their driver, Zwugwa Zibai, yesterday regained freedom.
The three victims were abducted last Sunday when travelling to Ogun State for a programme. They were, however, rescued by a team of security operatives from the state and men of the Intelligence Squad drafted from Abuja by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase.
Confirming the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph, said the victims regained their freedom on Sunday morning.
Joseph, who declined to give details of how the victims were rescued, however said no ransom was paid for the release of the two nuns and their driver.
He explained that the kidnappers abandoned the three victims when it dawn on them that the security men were on their trail.
“What I can tell you for now is that the reverend sisters and the driver have been rescued by our men and the intelligent squad sent by the IGP from Abuja. We are still on the trail of the suspects and we will soon arrest them because we are at present combing the area where the victims were rescued.
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