According to the Kaduna State Police Command, its operatives rescued two female kidnapped victims and recovered a motorcycle in the state’s Galadimawa District of Giwa Local Government Area.
DSP Mohammed Jalige, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the development in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna.
The victims were rescued on September 3 around 4 p.m. by operatives from the command’s Operation Whirl Punch, according to Jalige.
He identified the rescued victims as Halima Rabiu, 16, and Suwaiba Nura, 27, who were kidnapped in Galadimawa district from Dindibis Gangara.
He also stated that the kidnapped victims were medically evaluated and returned to their families.
The PPRO said that the personnel were on crime prevention patrol and surveillance along Shillalai Road in Galadimawa where they intercepted a gang of bandits bearing sophisticated weapons.
“The bandits succumbed to the superior tactical firepower of the Police and fled in disarray into the forest with varying degrees of bullet wounds.
“Upon further push into the forest, the operatives rescued two female kidnapped victims forced to be abandoned by their fleeing abductors.
“An unregistered operational Honda motorcycle belonging to the kidnappers was equally recovered,” he said.