Police rescue 30 kidnapped victims in Nasarawa

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The Police command in Nasarawa state on Friday said its operatives have rescued 30 kidnapped victims in the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer DSP Ramhan Nansel and made available to newsmen in Lafia.

“On 12/1/2023, information was received that suspected kidnappers were sighted at Sardauna forest of Toto LGA , Nasarawa state where they held victims hostage,” the statement said.

He said the kidnappers were however, trailed to their enclave at Sardauna forest, adding, “On sighting the operatives, the criminals dispersed in disarray deep into the forest.”

Consequently, 30 kidnapped victims comprising of 20 males and 10 females were rescued unhurt and taken to the hospital for medical examination and  shall be reunited with their families after debriefing. 

“In reaction to the unwholesome development, a joint operation was carried out by operatives of the command in collaboration with Miyetti Allah Vigilante Group of Toto local government area,” the statement added.

The commissioner of police has ordered continuous combing of the forest and applauded the courageous effort of the police operatives and Miyetti Allah Vigilante group for a job well done.

He further assured members of the public that the operation will be sustained in order to sanitise the general area of suspected criminals.

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