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Photo: Police rescue two South Africans kidnapped in Kaduna

 Photo: Police rescue two South Africans kidnapped in Kaduna

Two South Africans who were kidnapped at a mining site in Kaduna State, have regained their freedom.
Messrs Thomas Arnold and Hendrick Gideon were rescued by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on Saturday morning, January 27.
IRT commander, ACP Abba Kyari, who confirmed the development said some members of the kidnap gang were also arrested.
The expatriates Kyari were kidnapped at a mining site in Maidaro Village on Jan. 23 and taken to
Birnin Gwari forest in Kaduna State.
He said the victims were rescued following intense pressure jointly mounted on the kidnappers by the IRT, Police Air Wing helicopter patrol and Kaduna State Command Police.
“The victims were moved from Kaduna to Abuja this morning and were handed over to the South African Embassy and their company representative for medicals and other immediate needs," Kyari said
“Victims are in good health and have given useful information to the police that will help in further investigation. Some suspects were arrested and serious efforts are on to arrest other gang members,” he added.

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