Four American and Canadian expatriates kidnapped at gunpoint in Kaduna have regained their freedom.
Two suspected kidnappers were also arrested by a combined team of Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Counter Terrorism Unit and Kaduna State Police Command.
The rescued victims were identified as Nate Vangeest, Canadian; John Kirlin, American; a woman, Rachael Kelley, Canadian and Dean Slocum, American.
They were rescued around 7.30am on Saturday and have been handed over to the American Embassy in Abuja for medical attention.
The victims were said to have been kidnapped on Kwoi-Jere Road in the Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday.
They had visited Kafanchan, in the Jema’a LGA area of the state to inspect some projects, and were returning to their base in Abuja when they were ambushed by the assailants, who opened fire on a police escort.
The gunmen killed two policemen and whisked away the expatriates.