Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped by gunmen in northern Nigeria earlier this week have been rescued, police said. The foreigners -- three men and a woman -- were rescued early Saturday in the Jere area of the Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state after a massive police manhunt, Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told ABC News. They have been transported to Nigeria's capital, Abuja. All four were said to be in fairly good condition, Aliyu said.
Two Americans and two Canadians who were traveling through northern Nigeria have been kidnapped by gunmen, police said. Police officers were escorting the four foreigners through Kaduna state on Tuesday night when they were ambushed on a roadway in Kagarko, Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told ABC News. A gun fight ensued between the police officers and the attackers, and two policemen were killed and another was wounded.
A video released in Nigeria this week by Boko Haram purportedly shows some of the schoolgirls who were abducted from the town of Chibok nearly four years ago, vowing to stay with the militants and never return home. About a dozen girls and young women clad in Islamic garb appear in the footage released Sunday by Boko Haram, which has waged a brutal insurgency in northeast Nigeria since 2009. A few of the girls' faces are covered, and some are seen with young children.
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