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Police rescue 3 kidnap victims in Benue

The police in Benue State have rescued three people who were kidnapped on the Otukpo-Enugu highway. Spokeswoman of the command, SP Catherine Anene, on Wednesday,…

The police in Benue State have rescued three people who were kidnapped on the Otukpo-Enugu highway.

Spokeswoman of the command, SP Catherine Anene, on Wednesday, said, “On 15/11/2022 at about 2330hrs information was received that a Toyota Hiace bus en route Otukpa-Onitsha was attacked by suspected kidnappers who abducted some passengers in the vehicle.

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“A joint patrol team made up of the police, military and vigilantes operating within the area moved swiftly to the scene for a rescue operation.

“After an intense gun duel, the kidnappers abandoned the vehicle and took to their heels. Three victims were rescued and the said bus recovered.

“While chasing the kidnappers into a nearby forest suspected to be their hideout, they came across one Peter Ejembi, a member of the Benue State Volunteer Guards, who paid the supreme price. His corpse has been recovered and deposited at the Bethel Morgue, Otukpa.”

 

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