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BREAKING: 2 Members Of A Kidnapping Gang Arrested By Vigilantes In Benue

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BREAKING: 2 Members Of A Kidnapping Gang Arrested By Vigilantes In Benue

Local vigilante group in Otukpo have arrested two suspected members of a notorious five man kidnapping and robbery gang that have been terrorising residents of Otukpo, especially Igbanonmaje axis, following intels volunteered by some members of the public who wish to remain anonymous.

The suspects, 23-years old Abubakar Usman and 25-years old Usman sani were arrested at different locations around Otukpo on Wednesday morning. According to the Police in Otukpo, the two have confessed to some crimes of robbery and kidnappings which took place in Otukpo recently. Some of their victims have also come forward to identified them.

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According to the Police the suspects have given some useful information about their activities.

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Reacting to the development, the Executive Chairman of Otukpo Local Government, Rt. Hon. George Alli said, “This latest news of arrest of these suspects is a welcome development. I am particularly happy about the positive responses from residents after the security summit which we held on 30th April.”

Speaking further, Hon. Alli said, “You could recall that the common language used during the security/stakeholders meeting, beginning from AIG Wilson Inalegwu Rtd to the other speakers was; “If you see something, say something”. I am glad that our people are responding positively to that call”.

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The Chairman assured residents of Otukpo and its environs of the commitment of his administration to fighting all forms of criminality and to remain reduce crime rate to its bareest minimum.

Desmond Oogwu,
Special Adviser,
Media and Gender Affairs,
13/05/2021.

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