Police rescue five kidnapped victims in Kogi forest


Operatives of the Kogi State Police Command have rescued five victims who were kidnapped at Aresuare in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of the state.


The victims were rescued by operatives attached to Adogo Division led by SP Yusuf Hantsi, in collaboration with the local vigilantes on Thursday, May 23, 2024.


Spokesperson of the command, SP William Aya, who confirmed the rescue in a statement said the victims were kidnapped on May 17, while on transit along Ajaokuta-Adogo road.


“The operatives, while on rescue mission, combed the bush and invaded the kidnappers’ camp. The hoodlums engaged the team in a gun duel. However due to the superior firepower of the team, the hoodlums abandoned their victims and fled. All the victims were rescued unhurt,” the statement read.

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