Four Turkish nationals kidnapped in Nigeria freed  


The Four Turkish citizens pictured at the Turkish Embassy in Abuja after they were rescued from their kidnappers. [AA]
Four Turkish nationals that were abducted last week in Nigeria have been rescued, police said late on Friday.

The four men were abducted at gunpoint by six armed men in the central Kwara state.

While announcing their release, the police said that no ransom had been paid to the abductors to secure the release of the Turkish citizens.

“One member of the gang named Buba was nabbed in Gbugbu village with an AK47 rifle on Thursday, while another member involved in negotiating the ransom was nabbed on the morning of July 26, 2019.

“These arrests put pressure on the remaining gang members to release the Turkish hostages unconditionally,” Police Commissioner Kayode Egbetokun said.

Egbetokun alsos aid that the police were hunting down for the other gang members.

The identities of the Turkish nationals were revealed to be; Yasin Colak (33), Sener Pasa (40), Ergun Yurdakul (35) and Seyit Emre Celik (25). They underwent preliminary medical checks in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state.

Many kidnapping cases involving foreign nationals have been reported before, with the abductors mostly demanding for huge ransoms from their countries.

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