Security operatives In Imo State have reportedly intervened in the attempted abduction of health workers by suspected kidnappers in Amucha Community in Njaba Local Government Area.
According to a statement by the Army Spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, stated the health workers are medical doctors and nurses known as “Doctors on the move Africa ”, who were providing free medical care to the residents of the community.
The statement noted the troops of EXERCISE GOLDEN DAWN Sector three on Monday, neutralised a member of the outlawed IPOB/ESN in a shootout at Amauju Isu Local Government Area of Imo state.
The troops in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force 211 Quick Response Group and the Nigerian Police on receipt of actionable intelligence on the criminal plot, swiftly moved in and rescued the medical team.
The medical team has been escorted to a safe location.
The troops went after the suspected kidnapers and were found at Amauju Isu Local Government Area of Imo state, allegedly enforcing illegal sit at home order
Gathered report revealed that in the fire fight that ensued, one of the criminals was neutralised, while the others took to their heels. One of them, who had escaped with a gunshot wound, was later apprehended by the local Vigilante and handed over to the police.
The gallant troops recovered one pump action shotgun, five live cartridges, one Lexus 300 XR SUV and a mobile phone.