The Nigeria Police has rescued four foreign nationals abducted along Kwoi-Jere road in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna State on Tuesday and arrested two kidnappers in connection with the crime.
The juicy blog had reported here that two policemen, who were escorting the foreign nationals were killed when their vehicle was ambushed by the kidnappers.
According to reports, the foreign nationals, comprising two Americans and two Canadians, were successfully released early hours of Saturday after payment of an unspecified amount of money as ransom.
The Victims – Nate Vangeest, Canadian male; John Kirlin, American male; Rachel Kelley, Canadian female and Dean Slocum, American male – were rescued by the combined teams of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Kaduna Police Command all deployed by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, were rescued in fairly good health condition and have been handed over to the American Embassy in Abuja for medical attention and other immediate needs.
Efforts have been intensified by the security agencies to arrest the remaining members of the kidnap gang, who are currently on the run.