State police spokesperson Ahmad Muhammad told Xinhua that the victims were safely rescued during the operation.
Muhammad said an Ak-47 assault rifle, one locally made pistol; 20 rounds of ammunition and a Nissan Jeep were recovered, while three suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded during the operation.
The victims were kidnapped on different days at Rumuodara and Rumuigbo areas of Port Harcourt, the state capital respectively.
High-profile kidnappings and abduction of foreigners for ransom are rampant in the southern oil-rich Nigerian states and most victims were released unharmed after payment of ransoms. Enditem