Police rescue Eight from bandits in Niger

The police said based on credible intelligence, operatives on patrol along Lukuma/Shafe Road of Sarkin Pawa rescued the victims on Wednesday at about 5:00 p.m.

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The police command in Niger says they have rescued eight persons kidnapped at Sarkin Pawa forest of Munya local government area.

A statement by the police spokesman, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed that the victims were kidnapped on Sunday on the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

The police said based on credible intelligence, operatives on patrol along Lukuma/Shafe Road of Sarkin Pawa rescued the victims on Wednesday at about 5:00 p.m.

The command added that seven of the rescued victims hail from the Kankia local government area of Katsina, while the eighth victim hails from the Ikara local government area of Kaduna.

The police explained that preliminary investigation showed that the victims began their journey from Kankia in Katsina on November 21, heading to Abuja, when they were kidnapped on the Kaduna/Abuja expressway.

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“In the course of debriefing the victims, it was discovered that they were taken to Kofa forest in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state,’’ he stated.

The police statement Abiodun added that efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.

“We appeal to rural dwellers to assist in the ongoing fight against criminals with intelligence information that could aid the police in apprehending the miscreants,’’ the police stated.

(NAN)

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