Rivers State Police Command on Tuesday, June 20, rescued 15 passengers abducted in a commercial bus in Egbeda axis of Emohua local government area of the state.
The passengers were rescued after a gun battle between the police and the kidnappers.
Nnamdi Omoni, DSP, the Rivers Police Public Relations Officer who confirmed the rescue said the passengers were unhurt.
“I can confirm that the 15 passengers abducted by hoodlums about a week ago were rescued unhurt around Egbeda axis of Emohua after a fierce gun battle.
“As I speak with you, the rescued passengers are debriefing the Police and are also undergoing medical attention”.
The police had earlier recovered the bus and passengers’ manifest immediately after the kidnap.
Omoni said the passengers were taken inside a bush by their abductors.
“The abductors came with three motorcycles. One of the motorcycles had earlier been recovered, with the bus,” Omoni said.
The passengers were abducted along Elele-Omoku road last week Wednesday, June 14 on their way to Port Harcourt.