Operatives of the Cross River State Police Command have rescued an abducted medical doctor, Dr. Edmund Akpaikpe, at Esigi village in Bakassi Local Government Area and arrested three notorious kidnappers.


Dr Akpaikpe, said to be an employee of Irua Specialist Hospital in Edo, was dropping off his maid at Esigi village when he was abducted on Sunday, November 21.


On receiving information about the abduction, the Force’ Anti Kidnapping and Cultism Squad ( aka Dragon) led by SP Abdulhameed Awodi swung into action searching for the suspects.


On getting wind that they were being trailed, the kidnappers reportedly abandoned the doctor and fled.


The suspects also abandoned the victim’s vehicle, a black Toyota Camry, which was recovered.


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the rescue of the medical doctor in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Calabar.

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