Kidnapped AIT official, wife rescued

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Mr. Joseph Osademe, an employee of African Independent Television (AIT) and his wife, who were abducted in Rivers State by gunmen have been rescued by the police.

It was gathered that the victims were moved away to an unknown  place by four armed men on Saturday evening.

Police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the development, said they were rescued by the operatives of the Special Area Police Division, Rumuokoro and the special squad of the Inspector-General of Police.

Omoni said the police team responded to a distress call immediately after the incident and trailed the kidnappers to an uncompleted building where they kept their victims.

He said, “Operatives of the Special Area Police Division, Rumuokoro and the IGP Squad, last night rescued  Mr Joseph Osademe, a Staff of African Independent Television (AIT) and his wife who were abducted in the early hours of the evening, yesterday by four unknown armed men. Their car was also recovered and taken to the station.

The Osademes have appreciated the police for their prompt response that led to their early release.

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