Kidnapped Canadians, Americans launched

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    Kidnappers
    Abducted Canadians, Americans freed

    By Moses Kolo

    The two Americans and two Canadians that had been kidnapped in Kaduna on Tuesday by  gunmen  have been launched, the Kaduna State Police Command  mentioned.

    The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the 4 expatriates had been kidnapped alongside Kwoi-Jere street in Kagarko native authorities space of Kaduna State.

    Two Nigerian policemen had been killed by the gunmen.

    Confirming the event to journalists on Saturday, State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh mentioned the 2 foreigners had been rescued by the police at Jere space in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state.

    Abeh  mentioned that one suspect has been arrested in reference to the kidnapping.

    He defined that the kidnapped foreigners had been launched  inside a bush at about 6 a.m on Saturday morning.

    “The development followed a massive manhunt of the abductors by men of the Command and the Inspector General of Police Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad,” he mentioned.

    He additionally gave the reassurance that the police had been on the path of the remaining suspects with a view to arresting them and bringing them to justice.

    In Lagos, ACP Abba Kyari,  head of the Inspector-General of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), mentioned two of the suspected kidnappers had been arrested. He additionally gave a special time of rescue, 7.30 am, to Kaduna state commissioner of police model of 6 a.m.

    Kyari mentioned the rescue operation was carried out by a mixed staff of IRT, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and the Kaduna Police Command deployed by the Inspector-General of Police.

    “We rescued the 2 Americans and two Canadian residents, three males and one feminine in pretty good well being round 7:30 a.m. right now, Jan. 20.

    “Those rescued are; Nate Vangeest and Rachel Kelley, Canada, in addition to John Kirlin and Dean Slocum, U.S.

    “The victims have been handed over to the American Embassy in Abuja for medical consideration and different instant wants,’’ Kyari mentioned.

    He  two of the abductors had been arrested through the operation and efforts had been ongoing to arrest others who had been at giant.

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