Police Rescue two Kidnap Victims in Benue Chief’s House, Arrest 17 Suspects


From Attah Ede, Makurdi

 The Benue State Police Command has rescued two kidnapped victims in the house of a traditional rulers house, Zaki Tule Nyam.

 Zaki Tule Nyam is a tax collector in the Logo Local Government Area of the state 

The command’s PPRO, SP Anene Sewuese Anene, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

 According to Anene, “On 23/11/2023 at about 1800hrs information was received at Logo Police Division that a group of bandits armed with dangerous weapons mobilised and invaded a market at Mchia, Logo Local Government Area and kidnapped two traders. 

“Upon receipt of this information which was relayed to Police Headquarters Makurdi, the Commissioner of Police, Benue state command, CP. George Chuku psc(+) ordered the deployment of tactical teams to raid the area and ensure that victims were rescued. 

“On 25/11/2023 the police team stormed a hideout where the two victims were rescued at the compound of Zaki Tule Nyam, a tax collector.

 ‘The victims stated that they were held hostage and their families were given one week to source for 10million naira to pay as ransom before their release when  the the police arrived.

” Consequently, Zaki Nyam and seventeen other suspects were arrested in the Compound for further investigation. Items recovered from them include one dane gun and a matchet.

” While investigation is ongoing, the CP enjoins the good people of Logo LGA to cooperate with police teams sent to the area by giving them useful information.”Anene added.


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