Police rescue kidnapped village head, three others

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The police in Niger State on Saturday said they rescued Malam Haruna Gizo, the village head of Unguwan Gizo of Kagara Local Government Area of the state and three others from their abductors.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Austine Agbonlahor, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna that they were rescued during a joint operation by the Kagara police and a vigilance group from Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

He explained that the command was taking proactive security measures to deal with any form of security threat.

He added that “we have deployed sufficient security personnel in identified areas prone to criminal activities across the state.

“We will continue to adopt proactive security measures to confront any form of threat to enable residents to move on with there legitimate businesses.”

He called for more cooperation from the public to enable the police to rid the state of criminals.

The village head and others were abducted on Nov. 21 at Unguwan Gizo in Kagara Local Government Area of Niger.