Swenty-three persons abducted in Enugu, Edo and Bauchi states have been freed.

Of the 23 persons, 15 were farmers abducted in Mgbuji Eha-Amufu community in Enugu on July 18.

A spokesman for the community, Chijioke Ogbodo, said the farmers were released after a ransom of N2 million paid by their families.

Ogbodo said the abductors were herdsmen.

In Edo, police said they rescued three of the six persons seized by hoodlums dressed in army camouflage in an attack on two vehicles on Ibillo/Ikiran-Ore Road in Akoko-Edo council of the state.

Police in Bauchi equally said its officials rescued two persons from the kidnappers’ hideout in a forest in Alkaleri Local Government Area.

The two freed persons, Adamu Alhaji Usman, 19,  and Sahara Alhaji Sunusi, 17, were rescued by patrol police team.

Spokesman of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil confirmed the development in a statement yesterday.