Soldiers Rescue Kidnapped School Teacher In Isoko

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An Owhe Grammar School teacher, Dr. Mrs. Felicia Ovoh in Isoko North local government area of Delta state was on Tuesday rescued by soldiers attached to the 222 Battalion in Ozoro, headquarters of the council from the hands four armed kidnappers.

HardReporters correspondent reliably learnt that, Mrs. Ovoh, who was on her way to school with her children and grandchild was accosted by the hoodlums and were held hostage at gunpoint and after confirmation that she was their target, her children were dropped from the vehicle and taken away by her abductors.

The rescue team led by one Capt. G.M Ado told our correspondent at Ozoro that at about 07.15hrs, he got a distress call about the incident and his quick response team chased the kidnappers to Ovrode swamp forest before she was rescued.

According to the rescue team leader, “The hoodlums were shooting sporadically to scare us away, even the process our vehicle was destroyed by the kidnappers, but the woman and her vehicle with community money that was with her, about N774, 000 were all recovered and handed over to the police at Ozoro division.”

The Army captain however appealed to the general public to always give useful information that could lead to the arrest of criminals living in their environs.

Reacting to the incident, husband to the rescued victim, Mr. Peter Ovoh expressed gratitude to God, the people and the Army used to rescue his wife unhurt.

“She left the house this morning for work with the children and my grandson, thank God I saw them alive hale and healthy”. Mr. Ovoh stated.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Isoko North local government area, Mr. Emmanuel Egbabor has warned criminals to stay clear of the area or have themselves to blame.

Egbabor who gave the warning while reacting to the rescue of the teacher, commended and praised the display of gallantry by the army and warned that “Criminals can carry out their nefarious activities unhindered in other areas, but not in Isoko North local government area. Isoko North is not a safe ground for criminals. We will fish them out and make sure they face the full wrath of the law.”

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