6 February 2013

Nigeria: Woman Escapes From Kidnappers' Den in Delta

Warri — A woman, Mrs. Ochuko Oloworo, abducted, on Monday, by four suspected kidnappers at Orhowhorun in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, has escaped from her captors.

Meanwhile, two suspected kidnappers were arrested in the area with the aid of community youths, though it had not been ascertained if their arrest was connected to Mrs. Oloworo's kidnap.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Famous Ajieh, confirmed the victim's escape and the arrest of two kidnap suspects.

He said: "Mrs. Oloworo was kidnapped and her Jeep snatched by four armed men at Orhowhorun. They blindfolded her and gagged. She was taken to a hideout by her captors from where she escaped."

He said that acting on a tip-off, police detectives "combed the bush in Ewereka town, close to an uncompleted building, where she was kept, but no one was found there. Surveillance had been placed on the house and the town."

On the arrest of the two-suspected kidnappers, he said they were arrested with the assistance of community youths with blackberry phones, adding that the police were yet to ascertain their involvement in the kidnap of Mrs. Oloworo.

Copyright © 2013 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.