Police Rescues 4 NYSC Members From Kidnappers In Katsina

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Four National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Monday night in Katsina State have been rescued by some policemen in an operation that commenced Tuesday morning.

Report gathered that the victims, three men and a woman, were taken to the NYSC camp in Katsina by a police convoy to undergo an orientation exercise.

Victims

The victims were said to be moved away by armed men at about 11:30pm on Monday after a bus they enter from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Ondo State, which was to take them to Zamfara, was under attack

Report also gathered that the kidnappers called the families of all victims around midnight on Tuesday and demanded N10m ransom.

A parent of one of the victims said, “the kidnappers called with the same number they used to reach him the previous day which was availed the police.

“I just spoke with the Commissioner of Police now and he told me that all four have been rescued. I am thankful to the police for rescuing them.

The kidnappers called again around midnight and this time, someone who could speak English was on the other end. They said I have to bring N10m for my child to be released.

But I did not pay anything and they have been rescued. I am thankful that the children are safe and they are being taken to NYSC in Katsina,” said the parent.

 

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4 Students Kidnapped On Their Way To NYSC Orientation Camp, Rescued . . The four prospective National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members kidnapped on Monday night in Katsina State have been rescued. . . They were rescued by the policemen in an operation that commenced Tuesday morning. . . It was gathered that the victims, comprising three men and a woman, were being taken to the NYSC camp in Katsina by a police convoy where they were likely to undergo the orientation exercise. . . The victims were whisked away by armed men around 11:30pm on Monday after a bus they chartered from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Ondo State, to take them to Zamfara, came under attack at Katsina. . . It was gathered that the kidnappers called the families around midnight on Tuesday and demanded N10m ransom. . . According to a parent to one of the victims, the kidnappers called with the same number they used to reach him the previous day which was availed the police. . . “I just spoke with the Commissioner of Police now and he told me that all four have been rescued. I am thankful to the police for rescuing them. . . The kidnappers called again around midnight and this time, someone who could speak English was on the other end. They said I have to bring N10m for my child to be released. . . But I did not pay anything and they have been rescued. I am thankful that the children are safe and they are being taken to NYSC in Katsina,” said the parent.

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