The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Benue state has arrested 50 suspected kidnappers and vandals that specialized in abducting persons, as well as destroying public utilities.
The men of the command also rescued a 7 year-old boy that was abducted and taken to Buruku town of the state.
The State Commandant, Mr. Ugwumba Igwe stated this yesterday in Makurdi while speaking with newsmen on the activities of the law enforcement agency in the past seven months.
According Ugwumba, the suspected vandals were involved in vandalizing PHCN and NITEL cables expanded within the three senatorial zones of the agrarian state. He said they were arrested in Taraku and Gboko towns, as well as Northbank and Apir areas of Makurdi.
The state commandant stated that seven of the suspects have been convicted and are serving jail terms while others are under investigation. He added that a 50 man armed men of corps were deployed to monitor the 15km NNPC Makurdi-Enugu pipelines.
Speaking on the arrest of the suspected kidnappers, Ugwumba revealed that the abductors were nabbed in Northbank and Buruku LGA areas of the state on tip off.
He further explained that the suspects had kidnapped a 7year-old boy and also abducted a staff of Parklin Hospital in Enugu at Nsuka and had taken the victim to Ogbadibo LGA of the state.