How we 'skillfully' rescued kidnapped victim in Kaduna - Police

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By Mohammed Tijjani

Mr Philibus Mathew, a 58-year-old resident of Unguwan Kedaw in Ikara Local Government area (LGA) of Kaduna State abducted by gunmen on 24 March, has been rescued by the police from the den of his abductors.

Mathew was abducted on March 24, at about 12:45hrs by a group of unidentified gunmen, numbering about 12, armed with AK-47 rifles and other dangerous weapons from his residence, Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan said in a statement confirming his rescue on Friday.

He said the Command, under the leadership of Commissioner of Police (CP), Ali Audu, achieved a significant breakthrough in the fight against crime with the successful rescue of Mathew.

“Following swift and coordinated efforts by the Police , the kidnapped victim was located in Unguwar Gajere, Sabon Garin Daji area, Makarfi LGA.

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“Without hesitation, the police operatives embarked on a daring rescue operation, skillfully navigating the terrain to reach the secluded hut where he was being held captive by his abductors.

“With bravery and precision, they swiftly and successfully rescued Mr. Mathew from captivity, reuniting him with his family, ” Hassan said.

He said the CP had commended the dedicated police operatives whose swift action led to the successful rescue of Mr. Mathew.

He also urged members of the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police.


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