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Two Pakistanis kidnapped in Calabar rescued

Khan commended the Federal Government, the Nigeria Police and the Cross River State for their efforts in rescuing the kidnapped Pakistanis.

The two Pakistan nationals abducted by kidnappers last week in Calabar, Cross River State, have been rescued by the Nigeria Police, Azim Khan, Head of Chancery, Pakistan High Commission has announced. They were kidnapped on August 13, 2017.

Mr. Khan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja that the police rescued the two victims, Azeem Alikhan and Rehan Siddique, and captured the abductors. “They were saved without any ransom paid and their vehicle was recovered by the police,” he said.

Khan commended the Federal Government, the Nigeria Police and the Cross River State for their efforts in rescuing the kidnapped Pakistanis. “This will further strengthen the cordial relationship between us and boost Pakistan and the international community’s confidence in security in Nigeria,” he said.

Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt for kidnappers who abducted three women around Lambata and Suleja road on Saturday. A man, Umar Usman, raised the alarm on Sunday, saying his mum, aunt and his aunt’s daughter were kidnapped on their way to Abuja around Lambata and Suleja.



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