Benue police rescue 13-year-old girl from abductors, arrest two suspects

Operative of Benue State Police Command rescued a thirteen years old girl kidnapped during the Easter Celebration on Sunday night by suspected hoodlums who terrorised Kwande communities.

The rescue of the thirteen years old girl came few hours after the girl was kidnapped from her father’s house.

According to the police source, the thirteen-year-old girl identified as Mngusuur Iorlian was reported to have been abducted at about 12 pm in her father’s residence, located opposite NKST Church, Akpera in Adikpo, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State.

The police source said that upon the receipt of information, men of “Operation Zenda” were said to have trailed the suspects to their hideout where they rescued the victim.

One of the suspects, identified as Vershima Sunday was said to have been arrested alongside one Grace Yaaor who was said to conceal the arrest of the suspected kidnappers.

Four others were said to have escaped, while a motorcycle suspected to have been used by the hoodlum was recovered by the operatives.

The thirteen-year-old girl was said to have been reunited with her parents, Mr Iorlian.

Confirming the abduction and rescue of the kidnap victim, the spokesperson for Benue State Command, DSP Catherine Anene said that police were on top of the situation and said that police were on trail of the fleeing hoodlums assuring of their arrest.


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