Mallam Suleiman Yinusa,a 53 years old Trader from Kaduna State rescued from Kidnappers’ den after 50 days in captivity at Oluwasiri and Agbidama creeks in Brass and Ekeremor Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State,yesterday recounted his ordeal and described time spent as horrible.
Mallam Suelieman, who was abducted in March from a passenger boat on his way from Aba in Abia State while conveying goods to Soku community in Rivers State, said the kidnappers demanded for N10million ransom but threatened to kill him after the demand were not met by the fanily.
He described the rescue operation by the Military troops as a “divine intervention”.
Meanwhile,the authorities of the Joint Task Force code named Operation Delta Safe,in a statement confirming the development,stated that the rescue of Mallam Yinusa and one other victim was done at the weekend during a raid on camps of sea robbers/pirates and kidnappers
It was also confirmed that one of the victims however sustained gun shot injury during the shoot out between the soldiers and the suspected kidnappers.
The commander of the Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Apochi Sulaiman while confirming the development, said “During the operations in Oluwasiri particularly, the troops rescued two kidnapped victims. One of the victims sustained gunshot injury during the crossfire. He is currently receiving medical attention in one of our facility in Port Harcourt”
The commader added that “Items recovered during the raids inlude: One HK 21E Rifle, One Rocket Propelled Gun launcher, 4 AK 47 rifles, 3 pistols, 61 pieces of 12.7/108mm ammo, 5 empty rifles magazine, one empty pistol magazines, 36 pieces of 7.62mm ammo, 15 pieces of 9mm ammo among others items”
He stated that the Joint Task Force is resolved to ensure peaceful socio-economic environment for business to thrive.