After four days in the den of abductors, four expatriates, initially though to be Canadians, but now confirmed to be two Americans and two Canadians, have been set free.
Details surrounding their freedom are not yet known, but Kaduna Police Commissioner, Mr Agyole Abeh, said they were rescued by the police at Jere area in Kagarko Local Government Area the state.
A source associated with the company that brought in the expatriates said Saturday: “Our hostages have been released, hale and hearty; nobody was hurt, nobody was injured.”
He confirmed that the Nigerian driver who was among those abducted, was also freed.
The Kaduna Police chief confirmed that a suspect was in custody.
There was no word also on any role by foreign security agencies, as happened a decade ago with a Nigerian-born American citizen, rescued from kidnappers in southern Kaduna. He was a directoe in the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
Police are still looking for other suspects in a manhunt, after the rescue at about 6.00a.m. near Here town.
Whęn the foreigners and their local driver were first abducted, there were speculations that the abductòrs demanded a ransom of N200 million, but it was not clear Saturday if money played any role in the rescue.
The expatriates were involved in the building of a solar power project to electrify southern Kaduna State.
Last Tuesday, the men were abducted along Jere – Kagarko road on their way to Abuja from Kafanchan, the project site.