The Benue State police command has assured residents of the state that in no distant time, criminals in the state would beat a retreat and seek abodes and areas of operations elsewhere.
These were the assurances of the state’s commissioner for police, Mr. Adams Audu, while parading two members of a notorious armed robbers that had been terrorising the Vandeikya, Ushongo and Adikpo areas of the state.
The suspects, Terkimbir Msuega and Aondohemba Tyo were paraded before journalists, while three others suspected robbers escaped and fled through bush paths. CP Audu told newsmen that the gang had held residents of the mentioned communities hostage with their nefarious activities thus making live unbearable for the innocent citizens of the areas.
The Benue police boss used the occasion to appeal to the people of the state to remain vigilant of their environment and also be free to volunteer information on suspicious elements to law enforcement agents.
He also solicited cooperation from the public to join hands in apprehending the fleeing three suspects of the gang. Mr. Audu disclosed that items recovered from the robbery suspects includes one Ak-47 rifle with 30 rounds of live ammunition; SMC rifle with 18 rounds of live ammunition; pump action rifle with 7 rounds of live cartridges; 12 shells of expended ammunition; 5 extra magazines with 150 rounds of live ammunition and a blue Volkswagen Sharon bus with Reg. No. WNN 59 XA.