Police arrest 3 kidnappers after gun battle who kidnapped a man on 29th July.
Operatives of the Benue joint security patrol team code-named ‘Operation Zenda’ in Nigeria yesterday successfully rescued a man who was held a hostage by some kidnappers.
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.
Police spokesman, DSP Sewuese Anene said the kidnapper died at the hospital from injuries sustained during the fire exchange, warning that the police will continue to root out all criminal elements.
The suspects were said to have abducted a businessman, Peter Ogbonna from his retail shop in Ugba, Logo Local Government Area of the state on July 29.
The police said;
“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.”