Police Rescue Two Kidnap Victims In Benue State
…. As CP Chuku Deploys More Teams To Logo
The Police Command in Benue on Sunday rescued two kidnapped victims and arrested eighteen suspects in Mchia, Logo Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Command Public Relations Officer, SP Sewuese Anene, and made available to Newsmen in Makurdi.
The statement read, “On 23/11/2023 at about 1800hrs information was received at Logo Police Division that a group of bandits armed with dangerous weapons mobilized and invaded a market at Mchia, Logo Local Government Area and kidnapped two traders.
“Upon receipt of this information which was relayed to Police Headquarters Makurdi, the Commissioner of Police, Benue state command, CP. George Chuku psc(+) ordered the deployment of tactical teams to raid the area and ensure that victims were rescued.
“On 25/11/2023 the police team stormed a hideout where the two victims were rescued at the compound of Zaki Tule Nyam, a tax collector. The victims stated that they were held hostage and their families were given one week to source for 10 million naira and pay as ransom before their release before the arrival of the police.
“Consequently, Zaki Nyam and seventeen other suspects were arrested in the Compound for further investigation. Items recovered from them include one Dane gun and a matchet.
“While the investigation is ongoing, the CP enjoins the good people of Logo LGA to cooperate with police teams sent to the area by giving them useful information.