Police nab Benue kidnapping gang

Police nab Benue kidnapping gang

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:58 pm


Members of the arrested kidnapping gang

Members of the arrested kidnapping gang

 

The Police have arrested members of a notorious gang allegedly behind a series of kidnapping incidents, including the abduction of an Indian expatriate in Benue State.

Don Awunah, spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Forces said in a statement on Tuesday that members of the gang led by one 28 year old Terna Lorlu aka Rocker, have confessed to being behind series of kidnapping incidents in the State.

He listed other members of the gang trailed and arrested by IGP Intelligent Response Team (IRT) deployed to Benue state to tackle and resolve cases of kidnapping as 29 years old  Ternenger Terwase aka Bishop, Terungwa Abasuwa aka Bobby,  and Oryina Bosua aka Man’U.

“During interrogation, they confessed to be behind several kidnappings and armed robbery attacks on innocent people in Benue State including the kidnap of an Indian expatriate, the kidnap of one Mr. Charles a business man at Adikpo, Kwande LGA and the kidnap of a prominent chief Tsegba in Gboko and the collection of a ransom of Five Million (5,000,000) naira ransom paid to them before his release.

“They also confessed to the kidnappings of several lecturers and businessmen in College of Education Katsina Ala and other neighbouring towns.

“However, investigation is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large. All suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation,” Awunah, a deputy commissioner of Police said in the statement.

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