Monday, June 20, 2011

Kidnapped corps members freed

The Nation
20 June 2011

Kidnapped corps members freed

The five corps members kidnapped in Rivers State on June 7: Mr. Olumide Yusuf, Mrs. Funmilayo Fase, Chinonye Ejiogu, Nkechi Nweze and Vivian Okwuanya, on Sunday night regained their freedom, after spending 13 days in the kidnappers’ den in the Niger Delta.

The youths were immediately handed over to the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Maharazu Tsiga, in good state of health and moved to Abuja for medical examination at the National Hospital.

Tsiga relocated to Rivers state, shortly after the kidnap, and was coordinating the rescue efforts, along with the Rivers Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs. Esther Wogbo; the police; military and operatives of the State Security Service (SSS).

It could not be confirmed as at press time, if ransom was paid by the government, as demanded by the kidnappers

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