Police rescue 15 kidnap victims in Kaduna — commissioner

Police operatives in Kaduna rescued 15 kidnap victims in Chikun Local Government Area of  the , according to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home , Mr Samuel Aruwan.

In a statement issued on Saturday, in Kaduna, Aruwan said the confirmed the in an operational feedback to the Kaduna government.

“The operations were successfully carried out in different locations in Chikun LGA. “he said.

Aruwan explained that in  the first operational feedback, three women were rescued at Rijiya Uku general area.

According to the report, the three women were on Nov. 18, 2020  when bandits attacked a village in a neighbouring .”

“Since then, the bandits been moving the hostages around to evade security forces, eventually crossing into Chikun LGA,” he said .

He added that a tip-off on April 1, after the hostages had been sighted, police personnel mobilised to the area and engaged the bandits, forcing them to abandon their captives.

In another operation, the police rescued 12 persons who had been similarly abducted,  an attack by bandits along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.

Aruwan disclosed that the operatives on a routine patrol,  found the 12 persons in a Buruku forest and eventually rescued them while the criminals escaped.

Meanwhile, Gov. Nasir El-Rufai commended the in the state for a job well done. (NAN).