Four Expatriates Kidnapped In Kaduna Rescued By Police

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The four expatraites kidnapped at gunpoint on Kwoi-Jere Road in the Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday have regained their freedom.

According to a senior police officer, the victims were rescued around 7.30am on Saturday in fairly good conditions and had been handed over to American Embassy in Abuja for medical care.

The rescued expatriates were identified as Nate Vangeest, Canadian; John Kirlin, American; a woman, Rachael Kelley, Canadian and Dean Slocum, American.

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They had visited Kafanchan, in the Jema’a LGA area of the state to inspect some projects and were on their way back to Abuja when they were ambushed by the kidnappers who opened fire on their police escort.

The gunmen killed two policemen and whisked away the expatriates.

Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by a combined team of Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Counter Terrorism Unit and Kaduna State Police Command.

“Two suspects have been arrested and efforts are being made to arrest other members of the gang,” he police officer said.

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