Abubakar said, 'On the receipt of the report, the team of Anti-Kidnapping Unit
of the command swung into action, traced and rescued the hostages at the Gasol Forest, Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.
In March, authorities detained Jose Isaias Velazquez Reyes, mayor of Atzitzintla, on charges of colluding with the local criminal organization Los Bukanas to kidnap and murder three agents from Puebla state's anti-kidnapping unit
(Fiscalia de Secuestro y Delitos de Alto Impacto, FISDAI).
He said Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had ordered the creation of a special anti-kidnapping unit
within the Baghdad Operations Command.
An elite anti-kidnapping unit
was immediately put into action.
Rodwell's family and the Abu Sayyaf, the kidnappers, made through the Philippines anti-kidnapping unit
and their police force," Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr told ABC News 24 television.
I won't comment on arrangements that may have been made by Mr Rodwell's family and Abu Sayyaf, made through the Philippines anti-kidnapping unit
and their police force.
The course, held in Colombia at the Junglas Training Center trained 24 HNP officers from the BLTS and the anti-kidnapping unit
9 included opposition leader Alejandro Giammattei, former director of the prison service; Edwin Emanuel Rivera Galvez and Axel Arnoldo Martinez Arreaza, who belonged to an elite police squad in charge of investigating kidnappings and extortions led by Venezuelan security advisor Victor Rivera--killed in April 2008 by drug trafficker Jorge Mario Paredes; Victor Manuel Ramos Molina, former director of the police anti-kidnapping and anti-drugs unit; Aldo Stefano Figueroa Diaz, brother of former director of criminal investigations Javier Figueroa; Mario Roberto Garcia Fresh, director of a prison discipline squad; Victor Soto Dieguez, former director of the Division de Investigacion Criminal (DINC); and Milton Rodrigo Shiller, a technician from the police anti-kidnapping unit
, among others.
Haitian radio reported that an unspecified ransom was paid, but police Commissioner Francois Henry Doussous, chief of the country's anti-kidnapping unit
, said the gunmen received no money.
According to Jose Antonio Ortega, head of a security committee conducting the investigation, "telephone records show that the cell phone used by the kidnappers was also used to make calls to the home of a top official from the department's anti-kidnapping unit
People hearing about kidnappings know that it is very easy money," said Henry Millington, head of the Trinidad police's anti-kidnapping unit
The Australian government has set up a task force to negotiate for Mr Rodwell while the Philippine government's anti-kidnapping unit
was also trying to contact the group holding him.