Police operatives in Benue State have reportedly killed three suspected kidnappers and rescued two victims in the state.
The suspected kidnappers were reported to have kidnapped two people, in their homes about a week ago, in the Ukum Local Government Area of the state and demanded N23m ransom.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, stated that a team of Operation Zenda deployed to the area burst into the hideout of the suspected kidnappers in the early hours of Wednesday.
Anene said: “On 29/5/2024 at about 0600hrs, officers of the Operation Zenda Joint Task Force stormed the kidnappers’ hideout.
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“On sighting the police, the kidnappers led by the gang leader Tersue Dada aka ‘Causer’ engaged the team in a gun duel but were overpowered by the superior firepower of the police.
“Consequently, three suspects sustained gunshot injuries and were eventually confirmed dead at the hospital while one of the suspects, Terver Tavershima of Tinenune, Ukum LGA, was arrested.”
Anene noted that the team also recovered one AK-47 rifle, one dane gun, assorted phones, a camouflage uniform, and a motorcycle at the scene.
She added that the two kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt.

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