A statement by a spokesman for the State Governor, Samuel Aruwan, said the victims were rescued at Idon village in Kachia Local Government by men of the Operation Yaki Security Outfit on Thursday night.
According to the statement, the security operatives said they had received a distress call at their Control Room that some gang of armed bandits had kidnapped some persons.
Mr Aruwan stated that the bandits were intercepted along the Kaduna-Abuja highway after the security operatives engaged them in a gun battle.
He further said that the rescued persons had been reunited with their families and the items recovered from the bandits handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department of Kaduna State Police Command for further investigation.
Effort are also being intensified to track down the fleeing bandits.
The Governor’s spokesman further assured residents of the state that the state government and security agencies were deeply committed to protecting their lives and property.
He also appealed to citizens to continue to provide information to security agencies for prompt action in case of any emergency.