Police rescue 15 kidnap victims in Kaduna — commissioner 



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


In a statement issued on Saturday, in , Aruwan said the police command confirmed the rescue in an operational feedback the state government.


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


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


According the report, the three women were kidnapped on Nov. 18, 2020  when armed bandits attacked a village in a neighbouring state.


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


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 an attack armed 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 has commended the police command in the state for a job well done. (NAN).