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General News of Thursday, 25 November 2021


Niger state police rescue 8 kidnap victims

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The police officials in Niger State have rescued eight persons kidnapped at Sarkin Pawa Forest of Munya Local Government Area of the state.

Police spokesman, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said in a statement issued in Minna on Thursday, November 25, 2021, that the rescued victims were kidnapped on Sunday in the local government area on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.

According to Abiodun, based on credible intelligence, police operatives on patrol along Lukuma/Shafe Road of Sarkin Pawa rescued the victims on Wednesday at about 5 p.m.

He added that seven of the rescued victims come from the Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State while the eighth victim comes from the Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“In the course of debriefing the victims, it was discovered that they were taken to Kofa Forest in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“We appeal to rural dwellers to assist in the ongoing fight against criminals with intelligence information that could aid the police in apprehending the miscreants," he stated.

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