A kidnapped victim, Sulaiman Yinusa, on Wednesday told newsmen how he was abducted by a gang at Abonima in Rivers while returning from a business trip from Aba. He said he was held hostage at the militants’ camp in Bayelsa for 50 days.
“They had demanded N10 million and my people cannot even raise N1 million, they negotiated ransom down to N100, 000, but my people could not raise the money. “They had told me that I will be killed today, Wednesday, but God intervened, I thank Him, and I am so proud of Nigerian military, ” Yinusa said.
Joint Task Force (JTF) said the operation was conducted at Brass and Ekeremor local government areas of Bayelsa.
He said the troops rescued the injured victim and was receiving medical attention at a medical facility and was in a stable condition. Apochi also said that the military would continue with its clearance operation in Southern Ondo to rid the area of criminals.
“We were vindicated when the Ondo State Governor visited the creeks in Southern Ondo following reports that troops had sacked residents and destroyed houses. “It was evident that no houses were torched as erroneously reported and that the governor was able to see things for himself.
“We are after the criminals and we are raiding their hideouts, therefore, we need the support of the people to isolate the criminals in the ongoing operation,” the commander said.