Kidnapped Turkish expatriates regain freedom in Nigeria

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LAGOS, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian police confirmed on Saturday that the four Turkish expatriates who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Gbale area of central north Kwara State has been rescued.

The victims had spent six days with their abductors before a police team secured their release on Friday evening from the hide out of the kidnappers at Gbugbu community in the state.

State police chief, Kayode Egbetokun, told reporters in Ilorin, the state capital that the police had been on the trail of the kidnappers since the incident was reported.

Egbetokun said the police had during the week arrested one of the kidnappers with one AK47 rifle at Gbugbu village.

He said within the period, three others, including the contact person who was making efforts to collect the 100 million naira (about 277,000 U.S. dollars) ransom demanded from the company of the expatriates, were also arrested.

He said all the four kidnapped expatriates were rescued hale and hearty without paying any ransom.

The commissioner also assured the residents of the state of the determination of the force to ensure adequate security of lives and property. Enditem

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