Dr. Godwin Kwanga, a lecturer at Benue State University, was kidnapped at gunpoint in Makurdi and freed by Benue State Command agents.
Dr. Kwanga, a lecturer at the Department of Geography, was reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday night, August 31, by armed men who spirited him away to an unknown destination as he left his private office for his home along George Akume Way in New GRA Makurdi.
The lecturer was recovered on Thursday, September 2, after operatives raided the suspected kidnappers’ hideout, according to a statement from the command’s spokesman, DSP Catherine Anene.
She went on to say that the victim’s Toyota Highlander SUV was also found.
“At around 10 a.m. on September 2, 2021, information was acquired that a kidnap victim was being held prisoner in Tse-Anjov village, Makurdi’s Welfare quarters. Operatives broke into the hideout, and the suspects engaged the police in a gunfight, but the cops were victorious. The victim was rescued unharmed, but the hoodlums managed to flee with bullet wounds “According to the PPRO,
Anene further stated that certain goods were recovered from the location, including one Ak47 weapon equipped with eight live rounds, forty-three expanded ammo, and two Toyota Camry automobiles.
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