The Kaduna state police command said on Friday that it has rescued 20 kidnap victims from kidnapping gangs.
It said the latest rescue brings to 21 the number of kidnap victims rescued by the state police command in the last one week.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo said the victims were from the “unfortunate kidnapping incidence that occurred on the 14/1/2020 along Kaduna – Zaria” that led to the killing of several persons.
It reads, “‘The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that, in pursuance to its determination to secure the unconditional release of all kidnapped victims in the state, has rescued twenty (20) more victims of the unfortunate kidnapping incidence that occurred on the 14/1/2020 along Kaduna – Zaria Road today.
“The victims are identified as; Isa Sanni, Shitu Azeez Olalekan, Kadiri Nurudeen, Raheem Rasheed, Idris Yahaya, Usman Abdullahi and Isiyaku Jibrin.
“Others are Abubakar Mohammed, Mu’azu Ibrahim, Musa Alsami, Haruna A. Ayuba, Yau Sanusi, Sunday Istifanus, Thomas Joseph, and Olowoyeye A. Samuel.
“The rest include Adamu Sani, Usaini Haruna, Sani Musa, Ibrahim Hassan and Adamu Ibrahim.
“The statement added that two of the victims had earlier paid ransom but were not released until their rescue by the Police.
“The police spokesmand said ‘the latest success followed the eleven (11) victims rescued on the 21st and 22nd of January, 2020 at Maidaro and Kaduna-Zaria axis respectively in addition to the nine (9) victims of the same incident who were intercepted by our operatives while on Man-Hunt Operation of the fleeing bandits within the Giwa axis.
“All the rescued victims have been debriefed by the Commissioner of Police CP Umar M. Muri and were supported to reunite with their respective families.
“The Command wishes to reiterate its assurance to the good people of Kaduna State of continued battle against criminals and criminality with a view to reducing crime to the barest minimum.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Muri Umar Musa, therefore, enjoins the general public to continue to support the Command on this noble course”.
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