30 kidnapped victims, comprising 20 males and 10 females, have been rescued from “Sardauna forest” in Nasarawa State, in Nigeria by the combined team of the Police and the Miyetti Allah Vigilante group.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP Rahman Nansel told newsmen in the state capital, Lafia that the rescue operation was carried out in Toto Local Government Area of the State.
The PPRO said the victims were rescued after operatives responded to information that some people had been held hostage in a forest in the local government area.
He said the kidnappers were trailed to their enclave at Sardauna Forest; on sighting the operatives, the criminals dispersed in disarray deep into the forest.
Meanwhile, Nansel said that the Commissioner of Police for the State, Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba had ordered continuous combing of the forest, and appealed to the public to give information about criminals in their areas.
He said the CP applauded the police operatives of the command and Miyetti Allah Vigilante Group for a job well done, assuring members of the public that the operation would be sustained to sanitise the area of criminal elements.