Police rescue six kidnap victims, arrest four in Benue

The police command in Benue on Thursday rescued six kidnap victims and arrested four suspects in Agbanor village, Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by the command public relations officer, SP Sewuese Anene, in Makurdi.

According to him, the rescued persons, two women and four girls, were kidnapped on September 22 while on their way to the farm in Utonkon District.

He said the police collaborated with other security agencies in storming the kidnappers’ hideout in Agbanor village in Okpokwu Local Government Area.

“On sighting the police, one of the suspects engaged them in a gun duel but was overpowered by the police and arrested with one single barrel gun loaded with two live cartridges.

“Three other suspects were also arrested within the area.

“A search conducted in the hideout led to the rescue of the six victims who have received treatment at the hospital and reunited with their families,” Mr Anene said.

The police spokesperson said the investigation was ongoing to arrest other suspects who fled.


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