Edo State Joint Security Taskforce during a raid at Upper Sokponba, Benin, and combed riverine communities arrested seven suspected kidnappers.
The suspected kidnappers, comprising of all males, were arrested around Ogbemudia oil palm plantation on Saturday.
On their operations in the riverine communities and other hotspots, he said, “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.”
He also noted that several escaped prisoners and criminal gang leaders have been arrested.