Breaking! Kidnapped Americans, Canadians Regain Freedom &Ndash; Nigeria Politics Online


The two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped in Kaduna state have been freed.

Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesman for Kaduna state police command, said they were freed on Friday.

The Americans and Canadians were ambushed by unknown gunmen on Wednesday while traveling from the town of Kafanchan in Kaduna state to the capital, Abuja.

Kafanchan is more than three hours’ drive from Abuja.

Speaking to newsmen on Saturday, Aliyu said,“It was the efforts of the police, through the directive of the inspector general of police, that yielded their release last night,” he said. Aliyu said no ransom was paid.

The road connecting Abuja and Kaduna has long been targeted by kidnappers.

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