The Rivers State Police Command has rescued a Lebanese and Nollywood actor , Bilal Nosser who was abducted in Imo State by gunmen.
Nosser was rescued while his captors were taking him to Ndashi forest in Etche Local Government Area of the Rivers State by his abductors.
The police team attached to Okehi Police Station also arrested one of the kidnap suspects in a sting operation carried out on Saturday.
Nosser, who is popularly known as Mr. B, was said to have been seized by his captors while he was in his Toyota Venza, which was also recovered by the police.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mukan, in a statement, on Saturday, confirmed the rescue of the Lebanese and arrest of one of his captors identified as Faith Nwagor.
“Operatives of the Okehi Police Station led by the DPO in a sting operation last night stormed a forest in Ndashi, Etche Local Government Area, where they rescued Mr. Bilal Nosser, popularly known as Mr. B.
“Bilal Nosser is a renowned Nollywood actor, who was kidnapped in Imo State and taken to a forest in Ndashi, where he was rescued by the DPO and his team.
“In the course of his rescue, one of the members of the gang by the name Nwagor Faith ‘m’ who was keeping watch over him was arrested, while others took to flight. He has made useful confessions and named other members of his criminal gang.
“Also, the Toyota Venza belonging to the victim has been recovered, ”Mukan said in a statement signed by the State Police Spokesman, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni.
The state CP further disclosed that efforts had been intensified to arrest the fleeing members and recover their operational weapons.
Mukan, however, appealed to members of the public, particularly the residents of Etche and Omuma LGAs to increase their security consciousness and report any suspicious movements and characters to the police via the following security numbers; 08032003514,
08103696460 and 08033396538.
Speaking on how he was abducted, Nosser said he was lured with a business by an unknown person who reached him through the phone and told him he was giving him a hotel’s management business.
“In the morning, I saw a message on my iPad and the person said ‘Mr. B, please, call me, I have a message for you.
The man’s phone appeared as I called him with my MTN line and he identified himself as Clifford.