Barely a week after they were abducted at gunpoint along Benin-Ijebu Ode expressway at Kajola village in Odigbo local government area of the Ondo State,two reverend sisters have regained their freedom.
The duo, Apo Perpetual and Roseline Familade, with their driver, Zwugwa Zibai, were rescued by a team of police in the state and men of the intelligent squad sent from Abuja by the inspector-general of police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, for the rescue mission yesterday morning.
They were abducted on May 15, when they were travelling to Ogun State for a religious programme.
Confirming the development, the Ondo State police public relations officer (PPRO), Mr Femi Joseph, said the victims were in good condition.
He refused to give further information about how the nuns and their driver were rescued.
“All i can say for now is that the reverend sisters and their driver have been rescued by our men and the intelligent squad sent by the IGP from Abuja.
“We are still on the trail of the suspects and we will soon arrest them because we are presently combing the area where we rescued them.
“They quickly abandoned the kidnapped victims when they discovered that we were closer to where they hid them,” he said.