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Police rescue 9 kidnapped victims in Benue

The police in Benue State have rescued 9 kidnap victims. They were abducted from a vehicle while travelling along the Ojano-Oglewu road, near Otukpo Local…

The police in Benue State have rescued 9 kidnap victims. They were abducted from a vehicle while travelling along the Ojano-Oglewu road, near Otukpo Local Government Area.

The police public relations officer, Benue State command, SP Catherine Anene, in a statement noted that the victims were rescued and some of the kidnappers apprehended few days ago.

Anene stated, “On June 13, 2024, about 1700hrs, information was received, that while a Benue Links vehicle was conveying passengers from Onitsha to Makurdi, gunmen suddenly emerged from a nearby forest around Ojano-Oglewu and shot sporadically at the vehicle, forcing it to stop.

“The driver of the said vehicle sustained gunshot injuries that led to his death, while the passengers were kidnapped.

“Nine victims were later rescued while investigation continued.

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