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June 18, 2024

3 suspected kidnappers nabbed by Benue Guards in Otukpo

3 suspected kidnappers nabbed by Benue Guards in Otukpo

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

Three suspected members of a kidnap gang have been apprehended by men of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, in Otukpo town, Otukpo Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.

It was gathered from an eyewitness in Otukpo that the gang members were arrested Monday while trying to escape with their loot after collecting ransom from their victims.

They were also alleged to be connected to the recent attack on a Benue Links bus that had its driver killed after Otukpo.

According to him, the three-member gang was arrested at the Otukpo motor park while trying to board a bus to Makurdi the state capital after allegedly carrying out their operation in that axis of the state.

He said: “They were arrested after Information got to the Community Volunteer Guards from Otukpo Motor Park where they were trying to board a vehicle to Makurdi.

“The Guards immediately moved to the scene and had them arrested. They were searched and some money suspected to be the ransom received from their victims and their loved ones were recovered from them.

“The Guards immediately handed them over to the Police in Otukpo for further investigations and necessary action.”

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene who confirmed the development, hinted that the suspects were linked to the Benue Links robbery in Otukpa during which the driver of the bus was killed.
She said investigation into the matter was already ongoing.