Akwa Ibom State Police command has assured the public especially the parents of kidnapped National Youth Service Corps members that they would soon be released
Gunmen had on August 19, 2023, kidnapped eight NYSC members on a highway in Zamfara State. The Corp members from Akwa Ibom State were traveling in an AKTC bus en route to Sokoto for their national assignment when they were kidnapped
Since then, parents of the victims have expressed anger that neither the NYSC nor the security agencies are doing anything tangible to secure their release after they had spent over 13 million.
But speaking with our correspondent in Uyo, on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Akwa Ibom Police command, Odiko Macdon said that the police was not sparing any efforts to ensure that abducted NYSC members are released
He said it’s not every effort being made by the police that should be reported in the media, adding that the Akwa Ibom Police and Zamfara command are collaborating to secure the release of the NYSC members in no distant time.
” If you look at the jurisdiction where the incident occurred, it didn’t fall within our jurisdiction, but we are collaborating with the police in Zamfara State, to see how we can secure the release of our NYSC members.
” It is not every effort that the police is making that you can see in the media, but since that incident the IG is very concerned, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State is very concerned about it. We feel the pains of the kidnapped victims and their parents and we are not happy that they are still being held by their captors to date; it’s very absurd. We are collaborating by way of intel and other ways to secure their release.
“The force headquarters is doing something about it, Zamfara State is doing something about it. In our collaboration, we are ensuring that we spare no resources in that direction, so I believe that very soon, the kidnapped NYSC, members will regain their freedom ” Macdon said.