Mrs Adeola Dawodu, a 46-year-old woman and her children, left church after a vigil service at around 5:00 a.m, only for her to be abducted upon entering their compound. The\u00a0mother of four and wife to a Shell worker, was held captive for six days before her rescue on Thursday. She has now expressed gratitude to the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Army for rescuing her from kidnappers. The victim told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Friday that she was kidnapped alongside her 20-year-old and three-year-old daughters in front of her estate. She said that as they waited for her security to open the gate on their return from a vigil service, a man in army camouflage appeared and pointed a gun at her. \u201cI left my church, Foursquare Gospel Church, Rumuobiakani, around 5 a.m. on January 20 after a vigil service. I drove through Okporo Road and headed to my residence at RD road. \u201cWhen I arrived RD road, I felt uneasy because the area was in complete darkness. I got to the entrance of my estate and beeped my car horn for security to open the main gate. \u201cAfter five minutes of waiting; the gate was opened, and as I attempted to drive in, a man in army camouflage came and pointed a gun at me. \u201cHe asked me to roll down my window and I refused. As I tried to drive through; the man broke the side glass and hit me so hard with the butt of the gun that I started bleeding profusely.\u201d However, she said her girls were set free unconditionally after an argument among the kidnappers whether or not to take them. She said that after dropping off her daughters, she was then blindfolded and taken away in a drive that lasted for about two hours before they arrived at an uncompleted building in an isolated area. The victim said that her hands and legs were bound and that she was then handed over to two men at the kidnappers\u2019 den. She said that her abductors had threatened to kill her if N50 million ransom was not paid to them. \u201cThey told me that they had killed several of their victims who refused to cooperate and others that ransom was not paid.\u201d She said that on the day of her rescue, she heard loud noise which she initially thought were from construction sites in the area. \u201cBut the sound became louder, and only then did I realise that it was gunshots. I was terrified and confused at the same time. \u201cI thought that maybe my abductors were having a clash among themselves and I started praying fervently. \u201cMoments later, some men peeped through the window where I was kept and requested for my identity. It was only then I realised that they were security operatives.\u201d Dawodu said that the DSS officials later took her away for de-briefing. \u201cI am so grateful to God, the DSS and the Army for coming to my rescue. It still looks like a film show to me.\u201d While expressing joy at re-uniting with her family and friends, Dawodu advised worshippers going home from vigils to be cautious and to wait until dawn. She also urged the government to monitor uncompleted buildings, to stem the kidnap rate in the country. Meanwhile, a top DSS official who pleaded anonymity, confirmed to NAN that two suspects had been detained in connection with the abduction.