Police Rescue Kidnap Victim In Benue, Reunites Him With His Family

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Updated August 4, 2021
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The Police in Benue State have rescued a kidnapped victim and reunited him with his family.

This was contained in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Benue State Command, DSP Anene Catherine.

It says, “Today, 4/8/2021 information was received that gunmen who kidnapped Mr. Peter Ogbonna of Ugba town were in a hideout at Tse-Atoov, Alabar, Logo LGA, the operatives quickly swung into action by invading the hideout.

“On sighting the police, suspects engaged them in an exchange of fire but the police were able to subdue the, and three of the suspects were arrested at the scene”.

The command’s spokesman explained that one of them who sustained gunshot injuries, was confirmed dead at the hospital and the corpse has been deposited at the morgue while two of them identified as Yakyuur Aondona and Teryange Myina were arrested and are currently undergoing interrogation.

DSP Catherine noted that the victim was rescued unhurt and has been reunited with his family, adding that one fabricated Barretta pistol with four rounds of live ammunition was recovered from them.

According to the spokesman, the search operation has commenced arresting the fleeing suspects, while the members of the public have been asked to provide the police with any useful information.