May 12, 2021

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Edo joint task force arrests kidnappers

Edo joint task force arrests kidnappers

Edo joint task force arrests kidnappers

Edo joint task force arrests kidnappers during a raid around Ogbemudia oil palm plantation, along Benin/Auchi highway.

About seven suspected kidnappers have been allegedly arrested by men of the Edo State Joint Security Task Force barely 24 hours after the taskforce kicked into action.

Major General Omozoje, General Officer Commanding 2 Division had intimated Governor Godwin Obaseki on their activity in the state before the operation.

Omozoje promised to bring a halt to the recent rise in criminality and lend support to efforts at capturing fleeing escapees from the two federal correctional facilities in Benin City during the EndSARS protest.

Heads of security agencies in the state have also been met by Maj. Gen. Omozoje who made a case on the need for synergy among the agencies with a view to restoring peace and order in the state during.

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They also raided the notorious Upper Sakponba area of Benin City some riverine communities.

“Troops of the 4 Brigade are on clearance operation at suspected kidnappers hideouts at Ogbemudia oil palm plantation and the river behind it. We intend to disrupt all kidnapping activities along the axis and secure the Benin-Auchi Expressway.” Maj. Omozoje said concerning their operation in the riverine communities and other hotspots.

Omozoje also noted that several escaped prisoners and criminal gang leaders have been arrested, as the taskforce is focused on ensuring a reduction in crime in Benin metropolis and environs.

He disclosed that he is in synergy with the Commander 4 Brigade, Brig. Gen. UM Bello, and the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Zone 5, Mr. Sola Davis.

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