Six victims who were abducted along Barde/Keffi Road in Kafanchan Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state have been rescued by the police.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday in Kaduna, NAN reports.
Jalige said that operatives of the command, on receipt of the report of a kidnap incident trailed and caught up with the bandits in the forest.
He said the operatives engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, forcing them to abandon their victims and scampered into the forest with bullet wounds.
He said six of the kidnapped victims were successfully rescued unhurt.
According to him, the victims had been debriefed and subsequently reunited with their respective families.
“Concerted efforts are on high gear with a view to apprehending the fleeing bandits,” he said.