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6 kidnapped Women, Girls, rescued as police arrest 4 suspects

Six female kidnap victims have been rescued in a special operation by the police in collaboration with other security agencies in Agbanor village, Okpokwu Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the victims were abducted while on their way to the farm in Utonkon District of Ado LGA of the state and taken by the armed men to their hideout in Agbanor village where they spent four days in captivity.

But following credible intelligence, security operatives stormed the den of the kidnappers leading to the arrest of the four-man gang and recovery of firearms.

Confirming the rescue operations, and arrest of the suspects the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene said that “on September 22, 2023, at about 5 pm information was received at Ado Police Division that four girls and two women were kidnapped while they were on their way to the farm in Utonkon District.

“During the investigation, the police in collaboration with other security agencies trailed and stormed their hideout in Agbanor village, Okpokwu LGA.

“On sighting the police, one of the suspects engaged them in a gun duel but was overpowered by the police and arrested with one single barrel gun loaded with two live cartridges. Three other suspects were also arrested within the area.

“A search conducted in the hideout led to the rescue of the six victims who have received treatment at the hospital and reunited with their families while the investigation is ongoing to arrest other suspects at large.”

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