By Peter Duru
MAKURDI – The Benue State Police Command has rescued an India expatriate from his kidnappers who had abducted him alongside his driver and another passenger at Anyangba on their way from Makurdi to Akure.
Narrating the incident to newsmen, the Benue State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed disclosed that he received a distress call yesterday, from a friend of the expatriate intimating him of the ordeal of the Indian national.
According to the Commissioner of Police, the caller informed him that his friend was attacked on the highway and his abductors had impounded his Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), his valuables and cash running into half a million Naira.
He explained that upon receiving the call, he immediately mobilised men who stormed the area on a rescue mission.
Mohammed explained that when his men finally located the bandits and their victims in a remote village in Anyangba, where they had held them captive, the kidnappers took to their heels and made away with the SUV and other valuables of their victims.
He stated that the expatriate who works with the Makurdi office of Olam Nigeria Ltd, is in good health alongside his companion, but regretted the loss of his personal belongings, cash and valuables to the bandits.
He assured that the Benue State Police Command and their Kogi counterparts are making frantic efforts to track down the kidnappers, advising members of the public to alert the Police of any strange happenings in their neigbourhood.