The Nigerian Army has rescued a female lieutenant, P. P. Johnson, who was abducted and tortured by unknown gunmen terrorizing the south-eastern part of the country.
The gunmen stripped, beat, and tortured Johnson for being part of the Nigerian military. It was gathered that she was abducted in her hometown, Ihube, where she traveled for the Christmas break.
“She was just conferred the rank of Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.” She passed out on December 17 after being commissioned from the Direct Short Service Course, a military source said.
“She was kidnapped at her home in Ibube. She traveled home for the Yuletide celebration.
In a trending video online, one of the unknown gunmen was heard threatening to kill the officer for being a member of the Nigerian Army.
“This is a wonderful (sic) piece of information for the whole of our people that are still in the military; that’s how all of you will be dying one after the other.”
“Here it’s happening life in Enugu, today being the 26th of December 2022. It’s happening live and direct, a Lieutenant, two stars in the military. We will fight against our enemies, and for those of you that still remain in service, we will take you one after the other. This is an unknown gunman. What we are after is Biafra; we have nothing to do with IPOB. “Say bye-bye to your fellow soldiers; say bye-bye to this life.”
The officer was stripped naked, and her hands and legs were tied. She was seated on the ground in a bushy area.
However, a military signal has indicated that the lady has been rescued and the mastermind of the abduction has been captured.
“At about 1420 hrs on December 22, security forces rescued Lt. PP Johnson, who was abducted by gunmen and taken to a forest bordering Enugu State and Ihube in Okigwe LGA, Imo State, on December 22,” the signal read.
“The mastermind (sic) of the kidnapping has also been arrested by security forces, while efforts are ongoing to arrest the others.”