Benue vigilantes arrest two members of kidnapping gang in Otukpo



…hand suspects over to the police

A local vigilante group in Otukpo has arrested two suspected members of a notorious five man kidnapping and robbery gangs who have been terrorising residents of Otukpo, especially Igbanonmaje axis, following intel 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. 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 also came forward and identified them.

The suspects are said to have given the Police some useful information about their activities.

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

Speaking further, Hon. Alli said, “the common language used at the security meeting was, “If you see something, say something”. I am glad that our people are responding positively to that”.

The Chairman assured residents of Otukpo and its environs of the commitment of his administration in fighting all forms of criminality and bringing it to its bareest minimum.


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