The Rivers Police Command said it had rescued two persons kidnapped by gunmen at Ogbakiri in Emohua Local Government Area of the state, in the early hours of Wednesday.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Muhammad, said in a statement in Port Harcourt that the rescued victims are Jackson Sunday and Mary Monday.
The statement said the victims were safely rescued during the operation.
It said an Ak-47 assault rifle; one locally made pistol; 20 rounds of ammunition and a Nissan Jeep were recovered, while three suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded during the operation.
It said the operation was carried out by the command`s
tactical unit at about 4.30 a.m. on Wednesday and that the Jeep belonged to one of the rescued victims, Jackson Sunday.
The statement also said that the victims were kidnapped on different days at Rumuodara and Rumuigbo areas of Port Harcourt, respectively.
The command, according to the statement, enjoined the people to continue to trust the ability of the police to tackle any security challenge and be security conscious.