No less than 30 kidnapping victims held hostage in the Toto Local Government Area of ​​Nasarawa State have been rescued following a joint operation by state Police Command officers in collaboration with the Miyetti Allah Vigilante Group in the area.

The commando’s police public relations officer, Ramhan Nansel, made the disclosure in a statement made available to journalists in Lafia on Friday.

He said: “On January 12, 2023, information was received that the suspected kidnappers were seen in the Sardauna Forest Local Government Area of ​​Toto, Nasarawa State, where they took the victims hostage.

“In reaction to the unsanitary development, Commando agents carried out a joint operation in collaboration with Toto LGA’s Miyetti Allah Vigilante Group.

“However, the kidnappers were followed to their enclave in the Sardauna Forest, and upon seeing the agents, the criminals scattered in disorder deep into the forest.

“Accordingly, thirty (30) kidnapped victims, 20 male and 10 female, were rescued unharmed and taken to the hospital for medical examination and will be reunited with their family after questioning.”

Nansel added that Police Commissioner Maiyaki Baba applauded the valiant efforts of police officers and the Miyetti Allah Vigilante Group for a job well done, and ordered the continued combing of all bushes and forests across the state’s 13 LGAs.

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