The Akwa Ibom Command Police said it had rescued an 83-year-old woman, Comfort Joshua, from kidnappers’ den in Etim-Ekpo in Akwa Ibom State.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, disclosed this at a news briefing in Uyo, the state capital on Tuesday.
He said two of the abductors of the woman were gunned down during the exchange of fire with the police.
Ogunjemilusi also said the command in the month of July apprehended a grandmother, Ekaette Obot, who kidnapped and sold her granddaughter for N200,000.
The commissioner said the command arrested a total of 276 suspects in July for various offences, which included, murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, and cultism among others.
He said 19 locally-made pistols, one pump action gun and one AK 47 rifle, one Toyota Camry saloon car, one Toyota Corolla vehicle and 52 ammunition had been recovered from the hoodlums.
The commissioner said most of the suspects had been charged to court while investigation was still ongoing on some other cases. (NAN)