Police in Niger State rescue 8 kidnap victims

Police  Niger State say they have rescued eight persons kidnapped at Sarkin Pawa Forest of Munya Local Government Area of the state.

Police spokesman, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said a statement issued Minna on Thursday that the rescued victims were kidnapped on Sunday the local government area on the Kaduna- Highway.

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

Abiodun added that seven of the rescued victims hail from Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State while the eighth victim hails from Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

He said preliminary investigation showed that the victims began their from Kankia town Katsina State on Nov. 21 heading to when they were kidnapped on the Kaduna/ Expressway.

the of debriefing the victims, it was discovered that they were taken to Kofa Forest Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State,’’ he stated.

Abiodun added that efforts were on-going to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.

“We appeal to rural dwellers to assist the on-going fight against criminals information that could aid the police apprehending the miscreants,’’ he stated. (NAN)