Soldiers, police rescue abducted Taraba youths

A combined team of soldiers and police on Saturday rescued 25 youths abducted by armed bandits in Taraba State.

The victims were abducted on Wednesday along Wukari-Takum Road in Takum local government area of the state.

An eyewitness said the youths who were between the ages of 18 and 22 were returning from a wedding programme in Wukari when they ran into a group of gunmen between Chechenji and Kofai Ahmadu villages on that day.

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The Acting Spokesman of the state’s Police Command, Reform Leha, who confirmed the development to journalists in Jalingo, said the youths were rescued unharmed.

The hoodlums had earlier demanded a N52 million ransom for the release of the youths.

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