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I personally led the first operation to rescue the kidnapped kids in emulation of Governor Otti’s exemplary leadership – Ikwuano Mayor Nwaka



Mayor of Ikwuano Local Government Comrade Osinachi Nwaka has described the successful rescue of the three Abia kidnapped children as a product of commitment and selfless leadership of the state Governor Alex Otti in restoring safety and security in the state which he tries to emulate in ensuring that it trickles down to Ikwuano LGA.

Gideon, aged 8; Divine, 6; and Israel, 4; all from Ikwuano, were abducted while returning home from school on May 10, 2024.

They were returning from school and reportedly had a stop-over in their grandmother’s house who engaged a motorcyclist to convey them home. But instead of taking them home, the devil-may-care motorcyclist decided to bolt away with the hapless kids.

Speaking as a guest on Family Love FM’s programme ‘Abia Trends” monitored by Dailytrailnews on the sidelines of the rescue operation which saw the collaboration of the police, officials of the Homeland Security in the state and other security agencies, Comrade Nwaka said the rescue unfolded in three stages, pointing out that he personally led the first operation in Ekwulobia, Anambra State.
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He further explained that the governor’s personal effort, his effort, that of security agencies and other stakeholders contributed immensely to the success recorded in rescueing the children unhurt.
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Speaking further, the Ikwuano Mayor outlined measures by his administration to accurately collate data of Keke and Motor Cycle operators operating within Ikwuano LGA to forestall a recurrence of the kidnap scenario as well as other forms of crime and vices in his LGA.
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Some of the callers on the programme had this to say in commendation of the Mayor.
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