Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday rescued 15 kidnaped victims in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.
The victims who were traveling along the Buruku- Birnin Gwari road, around Ungwan Yako forest were intercepted by the bandits in an attempt to kidnap them before the arrival of the police.
A statement by the spokesman of the Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, said that the bandits in large numbers carried dangerous weapons and blocked two vehicles with 15 occupants.
He said that a swift response by the Operatives of the Kaduna Police Command forced the bandits to retreat and flee into the forest with bullet wounds, abandoning their victims.
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