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Police ‘rescue’ four foreigners kidnapped in Kaduna

Four foreigners — two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Kaduna State on Tuesday — have been regained their freedom.

Their names were given as Nate Vangeest (Canadian), John Kirlin (American), Rachael Kelley (Canadian) and Dean Slocum (American).

They were rescued by a squad, made up of members of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, the Counter Terrorism Unit and Kaduna State Police Command.

A police source told newsmen that the rescue operation was carried out on Saturday and that the foreigners are currently at the American Embassy in Abuja.

“Two suspects have been arrested and efforts are being made to arrest other members of the gang,” he added.

The victims had visited Kafanchan, a city in Kaduna State to inspect some projects, and were on their way to Abuja when they were kidnapped on Tuesday.

Two policemen who were escorting the foreigners were killed during the attack.

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