By Moses Omorogieva
The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have rescued two South-Africans who have been kidnapped at a mining website in Kaduna State.
IRT commander, ACP Abba Kyari, informed the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Saturday that some members of the kidnap gang have been additionally arrested.
Kyari stated that Messrs Thomas Arnold and Hendrick Gideon have been kidnapped at a mining website in Maidaro Village on Jan. 23 and brought to Birnin Gwari forest in Kaduna State.
He stated the victims have been rescued on Saturday morning following intense strain collectively mounted on the abductors by the IRT, Police Air Wing helicopter patrol and Kaduna State Command Police.
“The victims have been moved from Kaduna to Abuja this morning and have been handed over to the South African Embassy and their firm consultant for medicals and different rapid wants.
“Victims are in good well being and have given helpful data to the police that may assist in additional investigation.
“Some suspects were arrested and serious efforts are on to arrest other gang members,” Kyari stated.
NAN recollects that on Saturday Jan. 23, two Americans and two Canadians, kidnapped on Jan. 23 alongside Jere-Kagarko Road in Kaduna State, have been rescued on Tuesday.
Two policemen have been killed by the gunmen throughout the kidnap incident whereas two of the suspected kidnappers have been arrested.
Those rescued have been; Nate Vangeest and Rachel Kelley (Canadians) in addition to John Kirlin and Dean Slocum (U.S. residents)
The victims have been handed over to the American Embassy in Abuja for medical consideration and different rapid wants.