Determined to flush out kidnappers from Abia State, officials of the state security at the weekend pulled down four houses at Ndinkefa compound, in Amafo autonomous community, which were used by kidnappers to habour their victims.
Special Adviser to the state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Awa Udonsi Agwu, who led the exercise, told journalists that the action was part of the measures to enforce extant government policy that any building used by kidnappers for their nefarious activities would be demolished.
The demolished buildings were allegedly used as den, in a kidnap case involving a man at Aba.
The discovery was sequel to the report made to nearby military personnel, by members of the community, who had observed strange movement around the building.
The soldiers reportedly responded promptly, by moving into the location, from where the kidnapped man was rescued. One of the kidnappers was also arrested while the man alleged to be the main culprit, whose name was given as Agbai Agbai Kalu escaped.
Agwu iterated that the governor remains determined to flushing out kidnappers in the state, hence there would be no hesitation in pulling down any building involved in the crime.
He commended the security agencies in the state especially the military, for making the exercise possible, and commended the indigenes of Mkporo for reporting the unusual movement in their neibourhood to security agents without fear.
The Special Adviser urged other communities; groups and individuals to tow the line of Nkporo community, by reporting suspected movements to security agencies.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Godwin Adindu, urged the youths to shun crime, in order to avoid bringing hardship to their people.
Source: The Guardian