Abiodun said that, based on credible intelligence, police officers patrolling along Sarkin Pawa’s Lukuma / Shafe Road rescued the victims around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Abiodun 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.
He said the preliminary investigation showed that the victims began their journey from the city of Kankia in Katsina state on November 21 in the direction of Abuja when they were kidnapped on the Kaduna / Abuja highway.
“During the questioning of the victims, it was discovered that they were taken to the Kofa forest in the Chikun local government area of Kaduna state,” he said.
Abiodun added that efforts were underway to arrest the fleeing thugs.
“We call on the people of rural areas to help in the ongoing fight against criminals with intelligence that could help the police to arrest the wrongdoers,” he said.
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