The police command in Benue says it has rescued Godwin Kwanga of the Geography Department, Benue State University, kidnapped on Tuesday in Makurdi.
This is contained in a statement by the command’s spokesman Sewuese Anene in Makurdi.
According to the statement, Mr Kwanga was kidnapped at about 11:30 p.m. from his business premises on George Akume Way to his house at Gaadi Layout.
“As soon as we received information about the incident, police operatives were deployed to commence an investigation, and a Toyota Highlander belonging to the victim was recovered on the same day,” the police statement explained.
It further noted that on September 2 that the police “got information that the victim was held hostage” at Tse-Anjov, Welfare quarters, Makurdi.
”Police operatives invaded the hideout, and the suspects engaged them in a gun duel but were overpowered by the police,” the statement added. “The victim was successfully rescued unhurt while the hoodlums escaped with bullets wounds.”
It listed the items seized from the scene to include one AK47 rifle loaded with “eight live ammunition, 43 expended ammunition, and two Toyota Camry cars.”
The statement urged residents to provide useful information to the police that would lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspects.
It assured that the command under the leadership of police commissioner Tunji Akingbola would sustain its efforts to rid the state of criminals.
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