Security operatives rescue three kidnap victims in Benue

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Security operatives have rescued three kidnapped victims in Otukpa, Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue.

The Public Relations Officer of the Benue State Police Command, Catherine Anene, who confirmed the development, said the victims were rescued by joint patrol team made up of the police, military, and vigilantes after a gun battle.

She said the joint patrol team got information that a vehicle en route Otukpa-Onitsha was attacked by suspected kidnappers who abducted some passengers, and 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 bus was recovered,” the PPRO said.

“While chasing the kidnappers into a nearby forest suspected to be their hideouts, they came across one Peter Ejembi, a member of the Benue State Volunteer Guard, who paid the supreme price. His body had been deposited at Bethel Morgue, Otukpa.”

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