Police in Kaduna State says three people kidnapped by bandits in Ikara Local Government Area of the state have been rescued.
The Police Spokesman in the state, DSP Mohammed Jalige, in a statement says one of the rescued victims, Yusuf Abdullahi Abubakar, was kidnapped on September 4, after which the abductors demanded N50 million ransom.
DSP Jalige explained that the victim was later rescued by a police patrol team on September 9, along Ikara- Tashan Yari Road when the police operatives intercepted bandits on motorcycles conveying the three persons.
DSP Jalige noted that the operatives also recovered firearms and ammunition as well as vehicles and motorcycles used by the bandits for their operations.
“The security personnel caught up with the motorcyclists after which two of the riders, on sensing police pursuit, jumped off the motorcycle and fled into the bush, while the remaining passenger was later discovered to be the Yusuf Abdullahi Abubakar, the kidnapped victim”. He noted.
The police spokesman added that on the same September 9, officers of the Hunkuyi Division while on patrol along Zaria–Kano Expressway, rescued two women who were kidnapped by bandits.
Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare