No less than three suspected kidnappers who are known to love terrorizing the Ogugu community in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State have been arrested.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP William Aya, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Thursday, June 29, 2023, said the suspects were arrested in a bush close to the community.
“It was a joint patrol team comprising the police and the Kogi East Neighbourhood Watch (KEWN) that arrested the suspects," the PPRO stated.
A source, Mr. John Adams, stated that the suspects, alleged to be herders, had some of their gang members staying in Otukpa in Benue State.
“One of the three arrested kidnappers confessed operating in the Orokamu/Otukpa axis in Benue State and in the process also disclosed the hideout of the remaining members of his gang,” he said.
"Security operatives, including vigilantes, went there and arrested seven of them in the Gidanrawa Trailer Park Hotel in Otukpa
“The seven Benue suspects were handed over to the Benue State Police Command while the three suspects were ferried to Lokoja for more investigation.”