Nigerian police rescued eight kidnapped victims in the northwestern state of Kaduna, an official said on Tuesday.
The kidnapped victims were rescued on Monday by police operatives in the Giwa area of the state, said Muhammad Jalige, a police spokesperson in Kaduna in a statement reaching Xinhua.
Jalige said the eight persons were passengers abducted on Zaria-Kaduna expressway aboard a luxurious bus en route to Delta, a state in the southern part of Nigeria on February 29.
He said the victims were currently receiving medical attention in preparation for a reunion with their respective families.
According to the spokesman, the police had organized “a manhunt to apprehend and bring the bandits to book”.
The northern region of Nigeria has witnessed a series of attacks by armed groups in recent months. There have also been recurring incidents of livestock rustling and armed banditry in the region.
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