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How Kwara police rescued four kidnapped Turkish nationals

Police in Kwara State on Friday confirmed the release of four Turkish nationals abducted by gunmen in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, named them as Yasin Colak (33), Senerapal (40), Ergun Yurdakul (35) and Seyit Keklik (25).

The Instabul Concrete Company Limited workers were kidnapped in Gbugbu, Edu Local Government Area of the state last Saturday.

Parading the released Turks in Ilorin, the CP said no ransom was paid for their release, insisting they rescued them.

Egbetokun said the rescue was made possible with the support of the Inspector-General of Police and vigilantes in the state.

The police chief said, “We worked round the clock with vigilantes and the IGP Anti-Rescue and Intelligence Team since they were abducted.”

He added, “Four of the gang members have been arrested while others are still at large. The arrest put pressure on other members of the gang to release the abductees.

“The kidnappers initially demanded N400m, but they later reduced it to N100m. I want to say here that no ransom was paid for their release.”

He praised the Fulani group in the area, the vigilante group, state government and people of the state for helping the police to rescue the Turkish nationals.


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