The Kaduna Police Command, on Wednesday, said its operatives have rescued seven kidnapped victims in Kachia Local Government Area of the state.
This was disclosed the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, in a statement on Wednesday.
According to him, the victims were rescued close to Kaduna metropolis.
He said on the 25/5/2022 at about 0930hrs seven persons (all females) identified as Godiya James 30yrs, Beauty Mandela 23yrs, Elizabeth Markus 13yrs, Alheri Maichibi 13yrs, Lydia Iliya 6yrs, Bridget Obadiah 4yrs and Amama Hassan 3yrs all of Mai Goro Village, Kachia LGA were seen helplessly wandering around the bush after Tsohon Gayan Village,
He said the operatives, upon seeing them, immediately evacuated and took them to Toll Gate Divisional Police Headquarters.
Jalige said preliminary investigation revealed that on 22/5/2022, at about 1200hrs, the said persons were allegedly abducted at the aforementioned village suspected armed bandits to an unknown destination.
He added during interrogation, the victims claimed to have escaped from captivity while the bandits on sentry were asleep.
“All the rescued persons are stable but weak. However, they have been profiled and taken to a medical facility for immediate medical attention,” it said.
He said that efforts were ongoing to establish contact with their relations for proper handing over them to their families
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini A. Ayoku, commended the officers and men responsible for the rescue and urged members of the public to always be vigilant and report suspicious persons or objects in their environment.