Two kidnap victims were yesterday rescued by police and other security agencies in Anambra State, the state police PRO said Friday.
Two vehicles were also recovered, according a statement by the PRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga.
He said security operatives intercepted a seven-man kidnap gang along Awada in Obosi Idemili North local government area of the state, but in attempt to arrest the criminals, six out of the seven gang member escaped.
The statement read, “The commissioner of police, CP Echeng, condemned the act of mob action by some members of the public who resort to jungle justice whenever they arrest suspects in respect of criminal allegations without recourse to the police for proper investigations.
“He also urged them to always exercise restraint by not taking the law into their hands. They should endeavour to take such suspects to the nearest police station whenever they are apprehended.
“This would afford the police the opportunity to conduct appropriate investigations into the nefarious activities of the suspects; and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws.
“Meanwhile, police operatives have initiated operations aimed at arresting the fleeing gang members and suspects who took laws into their hands by setting ablaze the arrested suspect.”