From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
Two days after three kidnappers were neutralized in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, the Police has again clamped down on another kidnap gang in Logo Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Command, in a press release made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Makurdi noted the clamp down 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.
“Still on the ongoing operation to clamp down on kidnappers in the state, police operatives from Operation Zenda crack squad extended their work to Logo Local Government Area.
“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.”
She however noted that one of the suspects who sustained gunshot injuries was later confirmed dead at the hospital and his corpse had been deposited at the morgue while two others identified as Yakyuur Aondona and Teryange Myina were arrested and are currently undergoing interrogation.
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 going 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 please,” Anene said.