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Two South Africans rescued by police in kaduna state

he Inspector-General Police Intelligence
Response Team (IRT) have rescued two
South-Africans who were kidnapped at a
mining site in Kaduna State.
IRT commander, Abba Kyari, told the News
Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Saturday that
some members of the kidnap gang were
also arrested.
Mr. Kyari said that Thomas Arnold and
Hendrick Gideon were kidnapped at a
mining site in Maidaro Village on Jan. 23
and taken to Birnin Gwari forest in Kaduna
State.
He said the victims were rescued on
Saturday morning following intense
pressure jointly mounted on the kidnappers
by the IRT, Police Air Wing helicopter
patrol and Kaduna State Command Police.
“The victims were moved from Kaduna to
Abuja this morning and were handed over
to the South African Embassy and their
company representative for medicals and
other immediate needs.
“Victims are in good health and have given
useful information to the police that will
help in further investigation.
“Some suspects were arrested and serious
efforts are on to arrest other gang
members,” Mr. Kyari said.
Last week, two Americans and two
Canadians, kidnapped along Jere-Kagarko
Road in Kaduna State, were rescued on
Tuesday.
Two policemen were killed by the gunmen
during the kidnap while two of the
suspected kidnappers were arrested.
Those rescued were Nate Vangeest and
Rachel Kelley (Canadians) as well as John
Kirlin and Dean Slocum (U.S. citizens).
The victims were handed over to the
American Embassy in Abuja.

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