Former Enugu State Government Secretary, SSG Dr. Dan Shere, has been released by his kidnappers. A number of University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, students who were kidnapped along the Ugwogo/Opi by-pass were also released.
Shere, along with other road users and passengers, was kidnapped on Thursday.
Former Enugu SSG kidnapped, UNN students reclaim their freedom
However, Shere and the other captives were released on Saturday evening, causing excitement throughout the state’s Nsukka Local Government Area. Residents flocked to his Opi home to celebrate his release.
Recall that Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi visited the scene of the incident on Friday and issued orders to clear the entire bush with immediate effect.It is still unknown how much money was paid to secure his release.
The Enugu State Government, on the other hand, moved bulldozers into the area Saturday morning, clearing the dense forest.
Some prominent Enugu residents have accused soldiers and police officers of orchestrating the kidnappings along the Ugwogo/Opi highway.
They demanded the transfer of the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Enugu, the Commissioner of Police, and the Director of the Department of State Security, DSS.
They also demanded that all security personnel on duty at the time of the incidents be investigated.
All attempts to obtain a response from Enugu State police command spokesman Daniel Ndukwe were futile because he refused to respond to to messages sent to him many hours before filing the report.
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