May 19, 2024

The Taraba police command says its operatives have arrested 10 suspected kidnappers and rescued 40 kidnap victims in Yorro LGA of the state.

David Iloyanomon, commissioner of police in Taraba, spoke on Monday during a media briefing in the state.

Iloyanomon said the police partnered with local hunters who are familiar with Gongomaliki mountain where the kidnappers’ hideouts are located.

He said during the raid, the security operatives were able to kill some of the kidnappers.

We deployed another strategy of using the local hunters and vigilantes, who dislodged them, neutralised some and rescued 40 victims, while police operatives at strategic locations arrested 10 suspects, who were fleeing the mountain,” NAN quoted him as saying.

The police commissioner said one of the victim’s eyes was plucked out by the kidnappers, while another survivor had a gunshot injury.

He said the victims have been taken to the police clinic in Jalingo, the state capital, for proper medical attention.

He added that the police would continue to collaborate with local hunters and vigilantes to ensure the safety of the lives and properties of citizens.

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