Kidnapping: Police Deploys Bulldozers To Clear Section Of Forest Along Benin-Lagos Highway

Edo State Commissioner of Polie Danmallam Abubakar


LAGOS JULY 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-In an effort to check incessant incidents of kidnapping along the Benin-Lagos highway, the Edo State Police Command, yesterday, deployed five bulldozers to commence the clearing of a section of the forest along the road.
The state Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Abubakar, disclosed that the forest is to be cleared 50 metres inside between Ovia River and Okada junction.
He explained that the purpose is to take the battle to the kidnappers’ den in the forest.
explained that the purpose is to take the battle to the kidnappers’ den in the forest.
Similarly, operatives of the command have arrested a member of the kidnap gang that abducted two students of Delta State Polytechnic, Oghara.
The suspect, Idodo, was nabbed in Benin City while looking for a buyer for the Toyota Camry snatched from the victims.
Another female suspect belonging to the gang was said to have been earlier arrested while attempting to collect the ransom paid for the release of the kidnapped students.
The commissioner and Edo Commander of the NSCDC in the state, Ayela Makinde, took a walk through the route suspected to be used by kidnappers during the exercise in which operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the 4 Brigade Nigerian Army participated. Some wrappers of suspected kidnap victims live and expended ammunition was recovered under a shade close to the highway believed to be the hiding spot of the kidnappers.

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