By Rafiu Ajakaye
LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) - Four foreigners, who were kidnapped a few days ago in Nigeria’s northwestern Kaduna state, have been rescued in the early hours of Saturday, police said.
“A combined team of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Kaduna Police Command have rescued three white men and one white woman (two American and two Canadian citizens) in fairly good health condition at around 7.30 a.m. (0630GMT) today,” the police said in a statement.
It said the recovered persons have been handed over to American Embassy in Abuja for medical examination and immediate needs.
It said that two of the kidnappers were also arrested in the operation while efforts are in progress to apprehend other gang members.
The foreigners were abducted on Wednesday.