By Eben Enasco Kingsley, Benin City

Operatives of Edo Police Command in collaboration with local hunters have rescued three passengers who were abducted along the Benin-Lagos express road.

Also, a robbery suspect whose gang snatched an Audi car has been killed in a gun dwell with the police shortly after the vehicle was snatched.

The kidnap victims were rescued last Tuesday night by a combined team of Edo State Police Command and local hunters.

The three passengers comprising two males and a female looked traumatized and exhausted when they were presented before newsmen at the state police command headquarters in Benin City, yesterday.

Names of the victims were simply given as Humphrey, Ruth and Kester.

Spokesman, Edo Police Command DSP Stephen Onwochei said the victims were   abducted after the driver stopped to check a flat tyre.

He explained that the police joined by local hunters pursued the kidnappers until the victims were forcefully released.

The PPRO said clues left by the kidnappers revealed their identities and that the police aero on their trial.

The victims said they trekked through hills and valleys and slept in the bush.

They said their abductors numbering eight could not demand for ransom because of the constant movement.

They thanked the police for securing their release.

DSP Onwochei disclosed that other members of the robbery suspects who fled with bullets wound would soon be arrested.

Mrs. Okungbowa, owner of the Audi 80 car said she just closed shops when the armed men accosted her about 8pm at Ogida area of Benin City.

She said they took her car and money and expressed joy over prompt response by the police.