LAGOS, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian police have rescued seven kidnapped people from a forest in the southern state of Enugu, local police said on Wednesday.
Police rescued the victims in the early hours of Tuesday in the Udi area of the state, said Daniel Ndukwe, a police spokesperson in Enugu, in a statement.
Ndukwe did not elaborate on how the abductees were rescued, but said the forest guard and local residents assisted the police in the rescue operation.
"The (police) command has launched a discreet investigation to fish out the perpetrators," he said, adding that security surveillance has been mounted in the area.
The most populous country in Africa has been hit by a series of gunmen attacks, which killed civilians and security personnel. ■