Former governor of Rivers State and minister of transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Sunday afternoon rescued a kidnapped victim along the Omoku / Egbeda road in Rivers State.
Amaechi was on his way to Ubimini Community of Emohua LGA to address APC supporters when he sighted a Lexus SUV abandoned in the bush.
Amaechi who was leading his convoy consequently stopped by and ordered his security team to comb the forest in search for the occupants of the vehicle.
It was during the search that the security personnels in the minister’s convoy rescued one of the occupants of the Lexus Jeep .
The victims were APC supporters attending the PVC sensitisation rally in Ubimini where the minister was to address party supporters.
Narrating his ordeal to Amaechi, the rescued victim, Edi Chinda Edi, said, they were on their way to Ubimini for the APC programme when the kidnappers barricaded the Express Way and attacked them.
He said, eight of them were in the Lexus jeep when the kidnappers armed with AK47 riffles and other dangerous weapons strucked.
” We were eight in the car and they succeeded in kidnapping seven others .While they were beating and forcing us into the bush I managed to escpe into the other side of the forest”,he explained.
Worried by the safety of other victims who are yet to be rescued, Amaechi directed some of his security personnel to continue with the search and ensure that the remaining victims were rescued and their abductors arrested and prosecuted according to law.
It woud be recalled that Amaechi , had seizelessly complained about the high level of insecurity in the state under the watch of his sucessor , Nyesom Wike .