ABUJA, June 23 (NNN-Xinhua) — Nigerian police have rescued seven kidnapped people from a forest in the southern state of Enugu, local police said.
Police rescued the victims in the early hours of Tuesday in the Udi area of the state, said Daniel Ndukwe, a police spokesperson in Enugu, in a statement.
Ndukwe did not elaborate on how the abductees were rescued, but said the forest guard and local residents assisted the police in the rescue operation.
“The (police) command has launched a discreet investigation to fish out the perpetrators,” he said, adding that security surveillance has been mounted in the area.
The most populous country in Africa has been hit by a series of gunmen attacks, which killed civilians and security personnel. — NNN-XINHUA