The Kaduna State Police Command says it has rescued six kidnap victims along the Barde/Keffi Road in its Kafanchan Local Government Area (LGA).
Mohammed Jalige, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna, NAN reports.
Jalige stated that after receiving a report of a kidnapping, command operatives pursued and apprehended the bandits in the forest.
He claimed that the operatives engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, forcing them to abandon their victims and flee into the forest, wounded by bullets.
Six of the kidnapped victims, he said, were successfully rescued unharmed.
According to him, the victims had been briefed and then reunited with their families.
“Constant efforts are being made to apprehend the fleeing bandits,” he said.