Barely two days after a notorious kidnapping gang was neutralized in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, another kidnap gang in Logo Local Government Area of the state has been uncovered.
The clampdown led to the arrest of three suspected kidnappers and the rescue of a businessman whom they had abducted.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene said the operation was part of ongoing efforts by the Police to rid the state of kidnappers.
“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 area and three (3) of the suspects were arrested at the scene.”
The PPRO disclosed further that the victim was rescued unhurt and has been reunited with his family.
She listed items recovered from the suspected kidnappers to include one fabricated Barretta pistol with four rounds of live ammunition.
“Cordon and search operation is ongoing to arrest fleeing suspects with gunshot wounds.
Meanwhile, members of the public with useful information about the whereabouts of these suspects are advised to quickly inform the police for necessary action.