Operatives of the Nigeria police have arrested Eight suspected border criminals responsible for abduction and killings in Sankara area of Benue State.
Police detectives acting on intelligence report, trailed about ten 10-man gang of kidnap suspects and arrested eight of them from Osun State who escaped from Sankara in Benue State.
Spokesperson of Benue State police Command, DSP. Anene Catherine who confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement on Thursday, said the suspects have been brought back to the State for further investigation.
She revealed that a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from suspects by the operatives that were deployed to various markets within Sankara area within the past two weeks.
“Acting on intelligence about a ten (10) man gang of kidnap suspects who escaped from Sankara, police detective trailed and arrested eight(8) of the suspects from Osun State and brought them back for further investigation.
“On 10th May 2021 at about 1000hrs, these suspects opted to lead police detectives to Tavachan forest, Mbamon, Kastina-Ala Local Government Area where they buried their slain victims. Upon arrival at the scene, a deep well and a shallow grave were found in the forest with decomposed corpses of their victims.
“Suspects confessed that some of the victims died due to inability to survive the trauma of being held hostage while others were killed for not paying the required ransom.
“Two of the suspects also confessed to have killed their wives for making attempt to expose their nefarious acts.
“Four corpses were exhumed for autopsy while investigation into the case is on going to enable the arrest of suspects at large and unravel more facts about the case”, DSP Anene said.