Security operatives on Sunday rescued two Catholic nuns, Apo Perpetual and Roseline Familade, along with their driver, Zwugwa Zibai, kidnapped a week ago at Kajola village, along Benin-Ijebu-Ode road, in Odigbo local government area of Ondo state.
They were said to be on their way to Ogun State for a programme last Sunday when they were abducted by armed men.
It was gathered that it took a combined team of security operatives in Ondo State and men of the Intelligence Squad drafted from Abuja by the Inspector General of Police, to rescue the victims.
Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, said the victims regained their freedom on Sunday morning.
Mr. Joseph, who declined to give details of how the victims were rescued, however said no ransom was paid for the release of the nuns and their driver.
He explained that the kidnappers abandoned the three victims when it dawned on them that the security men were on their trail
“What I can tell you for now is that the Reverend Sisters and the driver have been rescued by our men and the intelligence 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 the victims were rescued.
“The kidnappers quickly abandoned their victims when they discovered that we were closer to their hideout.
“No ransom was paid before we secured their release but very soon, the police will arrest those behind the abduction of the three people.”