The Police in Cross Rivers State say they have rescued a kidnap victim in the state capital, Calabar.
Briefing newsmen, State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa also revealed the police have arrested 17 suspects for various other crimes
Three others were specifically arrested for armed robbery.
“On the 27 of September, we intercepted a Toyota Camry car along Atimbo by Mountain of Fire junction.” He said
“When my men stopped the car, the four occupants inside the car immediately took to their heels.
“On searching the car, we found a female victim inside with her face covered with mask and we also recovered one locally made pistol inside the car.
“The victim was heading to her residence in Calabar South before the incident. Investigation is ongoing to arrest the fleeing bandits.’’
“Also, on the 21st of September, we arrested a three-man robbery gang, who invaded a business premises along MCC road in Calabar.
“In all, we have arrested 17 suspects for various offences committed in the state.