Edo Police, Vigilante Go Crazy On Kidnappers As Victims Rescued, Kidnappers Arrested, Others On The Run

A Combined team of men of the Edo State Police Command have rescued some kidnapped victims around Ugha on BENIN Auchi road in Edo state.

The police who acted on credible information from Obagie Vigilante members discovered that about 20 armed bandits suspected to be kidnappers had intercepted a Galaxy Bus with Registration No. JJT 989 FC along Benin-Auchi road by rubber plantation/ Ugha slope with nine passengers travelling to Uromi in Edo State from Ibadan Oyo state.

Victims Rescued From Kidnappers Den In Edo State
Victims Rescued From Kidnappers Den In Edo State

The Divisional police officer, Ehor Division, CSP Ben Alpha, ordered and led the strike force comprised of police, military and local vigilante into the forest.

Five victims were rescued unhurt – four males and one female with a baby.

The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, said Bush combing is ongoing to rescue the remaining four victims to arrest the kidnappers.

Four Suspected Kidnappers Arrested By Edo Police
Four Suspected Kidnappers Arrested By Edo Police Yakubu Liman, 23 years old, Mohammed Umaru (30), Ibrahim Adamu (17) and Dauda Shehu (19).

In another report, operatives of the anti-kidnapping and cybercrime unit of the Edo state police command in a joint operation conducted around Era Forest in Ekpoma, Esan-West Local Government Area of Edo State, have arrested four suspected kidnappers.

The suspects are; Yakubu Liman, 23 years old, Mohammed Umaru (30), Ibrahim Adamu (17) and Dauda Shehu (19).

Standard Gazette gathered that they were all arrested in different locations in the forest.

One of the victims who escaped from their den on 20 October 2021, John Joseph (not real name) identified Mohammed Umaru and Yakubu Liman as members of the gang who kidnapped him and two others, namely Sunday Omojuanfo and Idahosa Aigbe, who are yet to regain their freedom after the payment of N2.4 million ransom.

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