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Nigeria rescues 26 people from gunmen in north region – (*26*) News

All 26 individuals have been rescued on Wednesday. Edward Gabkwet, a Spokesperson for the Air Force, on Thursday mentioned in an announcement {that a} group of particular forces from the Air Force got here throughout 5 deserted autos with their doorways open whereas on a preventing patrol alongside the Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highway in the state, which is “an indication of forced removal or evacuation and a likely kidnap scene”.

“Acting on instincts, the special forces began exploiting the general scene of the abduction and extended it for about three kilometres, well into the bushes while clearing the general area,” Gabkwet added.

Upon sighting the particular forces, three victims immediately got here out of the bushes. Further looking by the troops led to the invention of 4 completely different teams of victims hiding in the bushes, he mentioned.

“After a thorough search further into the hinterland, a total of 26 victims were rescued,” the Spokesperson added.

Gabkwet mentioned the victims have been travelling in a number of autos when numerous bandits in three teams immediately appeared from the bushes and surrounded their autos, Xinhua news company reported.

“However, on sighting the special forces, the kidnappers fled into the bushes with a handful of the victims, while the other majority took cover and hid in the bushes until they sighted the special forces,” he added.

Armed assaults have been a major safety risk in Nigeria’s northern and central areas, ensuing in deaths and kidnappings.

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