The Nigerian Police have today (26/7/2019) rescued 4 Turkish Nationals earlier kidnapped in Kwara State. The four Turkish expatriates who were kidnapped by gunmen in Gbale, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State spent six days with their abductors before a police team secured their release on Friday evening from the hideout of the kidnappers at Gbugbu community in the state.

Addressing newsmen at the police headquarters in Ilorin, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, said the police had been on the trail of the kidnappers since the incident was reported.

He explained that a combined team of the IGP Tactical Squad, the anti-robbery team as well as members of the Miyetti Allah and the vigilance group in the area had intensified their search for the expatriates.

Egbetokun noted that the team had during the week arrested one of the kidnappers with one AK47 rifle at GbuGbu village.

He said that within the period, three others, including the contact person who was making efforts to collect the N100 Million ransom demanded from the company of the expatriates, were also arrested.

Egbetokun further said after intense pressure, the remaining kidnappers abandoned the Turkish expatriates and ran away.

He said all the four kidnapped expatriates were rescued hale and hearty without paying any ransom.

The commissioner also assured the residents of the state of the determination of the force to ensure adequate security of lives and property.

Those rescued were Yasin Colak (33), Senerapal (40), Ergun Yurdakul (35) and Seyit Keklik (25). The abducted expatriates were working at a quarry site located within the area and were on their way back from Gbugbu Market, where they had gone to buy energy drinks, to Gbale, a village where the quarry is located when the kidnappers waylaid them.

The NPF took to their twitter handle  to announce their successful release without paying ransom.