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58 kidnapped victims rescued in Nigeria

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The Nigerian police say they have freed 58 persons who had been kidnapped and held prisoner in Kogi state’s central region by criminal groups.

How long they had been detained remained unclear.

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According to a police spokeswoman, the rescue in Udulu Forest was a cooperative effort by local volunteer defense organizations.

She claimed that one captive died during the operation while the abduction group fled with minor injuries.

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Bola Tinubu, the incoming president who will take office later this month, will face a number of difficult security concerns, including kidnappings for ransom.

During Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure as president, they spread to numerous states and became typical.


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