Six pilgrims kidnapped in Enugu rescued

By AdvocateNews on 22/06/2022

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 209

Awhum waterfalls in Awhum town of Enugu State
Awhum waterfalls in Awhum town of Enugu State

Gunmen reportedly wearing police uniforms on Sunday invaded Ibite Awhum community in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State and kidnapped six Christian pilgrims.

Reports from the area said the victims were abducted near a monastery in the town.

A source disclosed that the kidnappers took the pilgrims in broad daylight while they were praying at a popular hill near the Monastery and took them deep into the forest.

However, reports emerging from the community on Tuesday indicated that that the victims had been rescued following the spirited efforts of forest guards from both the Udi and Enugu East local government councils.

A pilgrim who witnessed the incident but managed to evade the marauders, was said to have raised an alarm that drew the attention of villagers.

The security agents were said to have swung into action immediately they received the information and pursued the kidnappers.

A source said that the forest guards in the area pursued the kidnappers and contacted their counterparts at Ogbeke Nike, Enugu East Local Government, who also mobilised from their own end.

Apparently seeing that they were being hemmed in from both ends, the kidnappers were said to have fled, leaving the captives alone in their camp where they were discovered by the guards, along with a victim from another incident.

Narrating their ordeal, the victims, who were evacuated to the Monastery, said they were praying on the hill, adding that they were suddenly surrounded by about seven Fulani-looking individuals wearing police uniforms.

They said the bandits took all their phones and ordered them into the forest.

They said that after a long trek, they got to the bandits’ camp deep in the forest, where their colleagues numbering about ten were waiting for them.

They also found another kidnap victim there.

According to the victim, for reasons they did not know then, the kidnappers suddenly became panicky and subsequently ran into the forest, leaving them alone and confused before the forest guards appeared.

The source disclosed that the State Government had been briefed on the incident.


Meanwhile, the police are yet to issue a statement on the incident.

Posted 22/06/2022 08:30:16 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
You can’t kill to please God, says Buhari...

APC leadership battle continues as court affirms Giadom...

Diezani’s Dominican Republic diplomatic passport protecting her from...

Coronavirus: FEC cuts 2020 budget by N1.5Tn

SSS arrests PDP Campaign Spokesperson

Policemen killings: IGP begins commands’ tour, Force admits...

Kaduna abduction: 10 more Bethel Baptist students regain...

Nigeria in process of total collapse ― Ex-INEC...

Seven ladies die from generator fumes in Niger...


Senate insists on state police to curb banditry...

Gunmen kill three travellers, shoot journalist in Benue...


Latest News Kuje prison under attack: Terrorists free Boko Haram inmates, move them with trucks OPEC Secretary-General, Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo is dead Zenith Bank emerges best in Nigeria again 2023: Doyin Okupe names Peter Obi’s possible running mate ‘Our deity needed virgin’s blood,’ burnt Enugu ritualist confessed Plateau villagers recover eight corpses after bandits’ attack Bandits kill Assistant Commissioner of Police in Katsina Over 600 inmates escape from Kuje prison Buhari swears in 7 new Ministers (Full list) Nothing wrong in Obasanjo selling my candidacy, says Peter Obi 2023: Fresh trouble for APC as group files perjury case against Tinubu VP slot: ‘APC at crossroads over Muslim-Muslim ticket’


Most Read Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (399,146 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (399,146 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (399,146 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (399,146 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (399,145 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (399,145 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (399,145 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (399,144 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (399,140 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (391,674 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (328,967 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (328,277 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.