Youths of Oba community in Idemili South Local Government Area have arrested two kidnappers, and also rescued their victim, while recovering two riffles; an AK 47 and a pump action.
A source said the arrest happened on Friday afternoon, after the group which operated in a red Corolla vehicle kidnapped a man and stole his car and other belongings.
The source said: “They kidnapped the man in front of a primary school in the community. They stole his car and abducted him too.
“Some youths of Oba community who have constituted themselves into civilian security chased after them when they were alerted. When the kidnapers saw that they were being pursued, the pushed the kidnapped man out of the car and continued driving.
“They thought that freeing the kidnapped man would make the youths to retreat, but they were mistaken. The youths pursued them, and they headed towards Oraifite before their vehicle developed fault, and they were arrested.”
A video circulating on social media has however corroborated the arrest, as two youths who were bloodied by their arresters were seen in the video wreathing in pain, with their hands tied behind them.
The two recovered riffles were shown in the video as weapons collected from the hoodlums.
A narrator in the video, who is probably the leader of the youths said: “We arrested these two, while three others who were part of the kidnap gang escaped with their AK 47 guns which they used in the operation.”