Police in Benue uncover 9 corpses in secret graves

Police in Benue uncover 9 corpses in secret graves

- The police command in Benue have discovered hidden graves where kidnappers bury their slain victims

- ASP Catherine Anene, the police public relations officer in the state, said that the graves were discovered in the Ushongo local government area of the state

- It was gathered that the kidnappers killed and buried their victims in the hidden graves in order to conceal their crimes

The police command in Benue said they have uncovered hidden graves in Gbatse village with nine corpses of people suspected to have been killed by criminals in Ushongo local government area of the state.

The police public relations officer, ASP Catherine Anene, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Thursday, September 26, in Makurdi.

Anene said one suspect has been arrested, adding that ”as soon as we have concluded interrogating him, we will give out the full information”.

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NAN gathered that the suspect, a gang leader of a kidnapped and armed robbery syndicate, was arrested following a tip-off by members of the community.

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The suspect and his gang were alleged to be killing their victims and burying them after collecting their motorcycles in order to conceal their crimes and avoid arrest.

A resident of Ushongo town, who pleaded anonymity, said they had already uncovered over 10 bodies from different graves at different times.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that some Abuja bound travellers on the Kotonkarfe area of Kogi state were killed by some suspected kidnappers on the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway.

The armed kidnap suspects had laid siege on the highway opening fire on occupants of a Sharon vehicle coming from Port Harcourt to Abuja.

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