The suspects are: Terna Lorlu,28, who is the gang leader; Ternenger Terwase, 29; Terungwa Abasuwa,27, and Oryina Bosua, 34.
A statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah said in continuation of the nationwide coordinated operations against violent crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and the likes, the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris deployed Intelligent Response Team (IRT) to Benue state to tackle and resolve cases of kidnapping in the state using citizens supports and deployment of technical platforms.
He said the IRT swung into action, trailed and arrested the the suspects.
“During interrogation, they confessed to be behind several kidnappings and armed robbery attacks on innocent people in Benue State, including the kidnap of an Indian expatriate, the kidnap of one Mr. Charles a business man at Adikpo, Kwande LGA and the kidnap of a prominent chief Tsegba in Gboko and the collection of a ransom of N5,000,000 ransom paid to them before his release.
“They also confessed to the kidnappings of several lecturers and businessmen in College of Education, Katsina Ala and other neighbouring towns. However, investigation is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large. All suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation,” Awunah said.
He advised the public to be vigilant and continue to partner with the Nigeria Police Force to ensure a crime free society.