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Police officers Kidnapped in Rivers State regain freedom

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…As Enugu State lifts embargo on employment***

The Police Command in Rivers has rescued two policemen and a civilian, kidnapped on their way to work in November 2019 in Andoni Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The Command stated this in a statement in Port Harcourt on Thursday by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni.

Omoni said that ASP Godwin Anwuri and Sgt. Gift Ojimini were kidnapped two months ago adding that they were rescued in the early hours of Jan. 9 following intense pressure on their abductors by the command’s Tactical Unit, complemented by support from the locals.

According to him, the policemen have been debriefed and are currently receiving medical attention.

“Meanwhile, the manhunt for their abductors is still on, as we appeal to the public to assist us with credible information that can lead to their arrest,” Omomi said, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Mustapha Dandaura has also reassured residents of the state that he was perfectly poised to dealing with all criminal elements in the state.

In the meantime, the Enugu State Government has lifted embargo on employment into the state Civil Service.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Enugu.

Aroh said the State Civil Service Commission and the Head of Service had been directed to start the recruitment processes.

The process which would result in the recruitment of middle level and senior level cadre officers into the service is also targeted at having positive impacts on crimes and youths restiveness, in addition to strengthening the state workforce by bringing in sharp and fresh hands.

The Commissioner equally highlighted that the state government was not unmindful of the fact that the public service was the driving force for the implementation of government policies.

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He said that the council also approved total overhaul of the State Ministry of Health adding that overhaul would involve recruitment of consultants, nurses and others.

Aroh said that the council also approved the award of contracts for infrastructural developments of the state to the tune of N1.1billion.

He said that the projects would touch both urban and rural dwellers in the state.

Aroh mentioned some of the projects to include construction of Amokwe Road Phase III in Udi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.


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