Four expatriates were at the weekend rescued by men of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Naval Forward Operating Base (FOB) Igbokoda from kidnappers in Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State.
The victims, said to be Chinese were kidnapped on their way from Lagos through Ayeton Creeks to Ogooluayo community along Ebute by a gang of sea pirates.
In the operation of the joint routine patrol on the waterway, men of the Nigerian Army and Navy intercepted the sea pirates and their victims.
It took the gallantry effort of the joint security operatives to rescue the four Chinese who have sustained gun wounds from the kidnappers.
The rescued victims are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
During the operation, one of the kidnappers was apprehended and now undergoing interrogation while other kidnappers fled with gun wounds.
Sources hinted that youths from Ogooluwa community led by Job Omogunwa joined the security officers in demonstration of good community relations between the Military and members of the public.
Meanwhile, spokesman for the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Barracks, Akure, Major Ojo Adelegan urged the public especially in the riverine areas of the state to avail them with useful information on the fleeing kidnappers with gun wounds.
He pointed out that the security agencies in Ondo State are at alert to continue protecting lives and properties in the state.