Three kidnappers were shot dead on Monday, August 2, during an operation by the Police Elite Squad Operation Zenda to rescue the wife of Benue commissioner for land and survey, Ann Unenge.
Ann was successfully rescued by the police and taken to the police headquarters of the Benue police command.
REPORTERS AT LARGE recalls that Mrs Unenge was kidnapped on Saturday. The state governor, Samuel Ortom had confirmed the incident to journalists in Markudi. He called on the Federal Government to clamp down on bandits and kidnappers.
Ortom expressed concerns over the growing cases of kidnapping and other organised crimes across the country. He asked the Federal Government to take on them heads-on.
He assured that all hands will be on deck to ensure the release of the victim.
“We are working together with the security agencies. You don’t just review security matters sometimes because you will be exposing the victim,” Governor Ortom said.
“Throughout yesterday night and today, my security adviser is here and we are working with some conventional and unconventional security, they will be released.”
Governor Ortom also expressed optimism that the nation would surmount all her security challenges.