Police arrest 21 kidnappers, robbers in Benue

The Police in Benue State have arrested 21 suspects in connection with armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism from different areas of the state.

State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, yesterday said the feat was achieved within the past two weeks. Of the number of suspects arrested, the commissioner said four were being held for robbery, another four for kidnapping and 13 for cultism while two other alleged armed robbers died in the course of exchanging gunfire with the police. Owoseni listed items recovered from the suspects to include; four rifles made up of three AK47 and IG-3, three AK47 magazines, 16 rounds of ammunition, one Dane gun, nine sets of Army Camouflage uniform and three Toyota cars.

The commissioner added that adequate security measures including police visibility have been put in place for a hitch free Sallah celebrations as he enjoined the public to report suspicious persons to the police.

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