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Ring Leader Killed, Several Kidnappers Arrested, As Troops Rescue 34 Hostages In Benue [PHOTOS]

  • Rescued victims

In one of the aggressive clearance to rid the north central of hoodlums terrorizing residents, the troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE just recorded a massive hit, where about 34 hostages were rescued and several kidnappers arrested in Logo LGA of Benue State. 

The Defence Headquarters, on Friday afternoon confirmed this victorious news as they released a press statement to this effect. The statement revealed that, the troops acted on credible intelligence received of the notorious kidnapping syndicate operating in Igbom village of Logo LGA of the state. 

  • Suspects

According to information gathered, the troops raided the kidnappers den at Tomayin village of same LGA on Thursday, 16th of July, 2020. 

“Troops had contact with the bandits leading to exchange of fire as troops closed in on the hideout. 

The gallant troops responded with superior fire forcing the armed bandits to fled in disarray into the bushes.” Part of the statement reads. 

  • Victims

During the hot chase one Zwa Ikyegh identified as the ring leader was killed by the troops as others escaped with various wounds from gun shots. 

The statement added, “The successful encounter led to the rescue of 32 kidnapped victims some of whom have been in captivity for over a month.

All the rescued kidnapped victims have been reunited with their families in different communities in Logo LGA.”

Several arms and ammunitions were also recovered by the gallant troops in the battle. 

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Benue State. Defence Logo LGA PHOTOS Zwa Ikyegh


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