The Benue State police command has arrested a dismissed army sergeant, Terngu Ackaa, for alleged kidnapping, Concise News reports.
This online news medium understands that Ackaa and a member of his gang, Msugh Ako alias MC Dave, were arrested in Benue State for the kidnap of a Gboko based businesswoman who they took a ransom of N11million.
In addition, the police also nabbed one Moses Iorha, a member of a robbery and kidnap gang, for alleged robbery and abduction of an eight-year-old girl in Makurdi.
The Benue State Police Commissioner, Omololu Bishi, paraded the suspects on Wednesday in Makurdi.
Bishi said the dismissed army personnel and his gang were arrested in Gboko as they planned the kidnap of two relatives of an American based Surveyor.
“We deployed necessary intelligence that led to the arrest of the suspects who confessed to being members of a kidnap gang,” he said.
“Efforts are on top gear to arrest the other gang members.”
This is as he said that Moses Iorha and his gang had last March broke into the home of their victim in Makurdi town, shot him on the leg, robbed him of his valuables and abducted his eight-year-old daughter.
He said: “The gang of armed men broke into the house of the victim, robbed him of his Toyota Corolla car and some amount of money he could not specify.
“They also shot him on his right foot and abducted his eight-year-old daughter.
“During our investigation, Moses Iorha of Mase, Gwer Local Government Area was arrested in connection with the case.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and stated further that his gang also robbed one other in Ankpa Quarters area of Makurdi of his pump action gun and other valuables.
“One pump action gun, one locally made pistol, a Toyota Corolla car and seven life cartridges have been recovered from the suspect but our investigation is still in progress.”