Police in Delta State, at the weekend, rescued two women: Mrs. Agatha Diden, wife of a former chairman of Warri North Local Government Area and Mrs. Lori Helen, wife of a mechanic, who was seized by kidnappers, at Asaba and Effurun, near Warri, some days ago.
The state police spokesman, Mr. Charles Muka, who confirmed the rescue operation, said one of the kidnappers was arrested.
He said the kidnappers abducted Mrs. Diden, whose husband, Mr. Michael Diden, is presently the commissioner representing the Itsekiri ethnic community in the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, onWednesday, at Asaba .
Muka said the police, acting on a tip off, trailed the gang to Umunede, where the gangsters, on sighting the police, took to their heels, leaving behind one pump action gun and four AK 47 magazines.
On Mrs. Lori, he said the woman was kidnapped in Effurun, near Warri, but, unknown to the kidnappers, who asked the family to bring ransom to a location, the motor cyclist,who brought the woman’s daughter to the scene, was a policeman.
The policeman opened fire on them and wounded some while others ran away. One of the suspects later took the police to their den, where the woman was freed.