JTF foils kidnap attempt in Niger Delta

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta on Friday said it has foiled another kidnap attempt and freed a kidnap victim.

This was revealed in a statement by Spokesman for the Joint Force, codenamed “Operation Delta Safe’’ Lt.-Cdr Thomas Otuji.

According to the statement, the incidents took place on Wednesday.

“On Oct.19, 2016, Operation Delta Safe gallant troops’ resilience paid off when in conjunction with the Nigeria Police and Vigilance group, rescued a kidnap victim, Chief Matron of Ughelli Central Hospital, Mrs Patience Abere.

“The victim was rescued at her residence in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State.

“The matron was abducted by three notorious armed men in her Kia Soul car with registration number: AS 609 UGH.

“One of the suspects, Mr Innocent Egboboh, was apprehended while two fled on sighting the troops.

“Two locally-made pistols and three live cartridges were recovered from the suspect,” Otuji stated.

Otuji said the troops also foiled a kidnap attempt at Okwugbude Community in Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.

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