CRIME

Kidnapped Benue State University Lecturer Regains Freedom

Dr. Godwin Kwanga.

One Dr. Godwin Kwanga that was kidnapped during the week by some hoodlums in Benue has reportedly regained freedom.

According to reports by the Public Relations Officer of the Benue State Police Command, Catherine Anene, the doctor who is a lecturer at the Benue State University in the Department of Geography was abducted on August 31st along George Akume Road in Makurdi, the State Capital.

Anene stated that “Dr Godwin Kwanga of Gaadi layout, Makurdi who left his business premises along George Akume way was kidnapped by unknown gunmen and taken to an unknown destination.

“Police operatives were deployed immediately to commence investigation and a Toyota Highlander SUV belonging to the victim was recovered on the same day while the investigation continued.

“On 2nd September 2021 at about 10 am, information was gathered that the victim was held hostage at Tse-Anjov village, Welfare quarters, Makurdi, operatives invaded the hideout and the suspects engaged the police in a gun duel but were overpowered by the police.

“The victim was successfully rescued unhurt while the hoodlums escaped with bullets wounds.”

She added that an AK-47 rifle, some ammunition and two Toyota Camry cars were recovered from the scene.

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