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Four prospective National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members kidnapped on Monday, March 9, in Katsina state have been rescued.

The Herald gathered that the corps members were on Tuesday, March 10, rescued by the policemen.

It was learnt that the victims comprising three men and a woman were whisked away by armed men around 11:30 pm on Monday after a bus they chartered from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Ondo state, to take them to Zamfara, came under attack.

It was gathered that the kidnappers called the families around midnight on Wednesday, March 11, and demanded N10m ransom.

One of the families said: “I just spoke with the commissioner of police now and he told me that all four have been rescued. I am thankful to the police for rescuing them.

“But I did not pay anything and they have been rescued. I am thankful that the children are safe and they are being taken to NYSC in Katsina.”

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