Tuesday, 23 August 2016

DSS Arrest Members of Benue, Kidnapping Gang

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services has announced arrest of notorious criminals which it said are  gang members  of Terwase Agwaza, aka Ghana, a notorious kidnapper who runs a kidnapping and criminal network in Benue State.

While announcing the arrests, Tony Opuiyo, spokesperson for the secret police in a statement issued on Monday said: “Following the spate of gruesome killing and kidnap incidents in Benue State, on 8 August, 2016, the Service arrested one Terfa JIRGBA and two (2) of his accomplices, namely Terzungee KWAGHAONDO and Mathias AENDE, at Badagry Street off Esther Aka road in Makurdi, Benue State.

“JIRGBA is an active ally and gang member of Terwase AGWAZA aka GHANA, a notorious kidnapper who runs a kidnapping and criminal network in Benue State.

“In a follow-up operation, one TERUNGWA ABUR aka was trailed to Port-Harcourt City in Rivers State. He was eventually picked up on 16th August, 2016.

“ ABUR is the second in Command to AGWAZA and a key member of the kidnapping gang of Terwase AGWAZA aka GHANA which operates from Benue State.

“He acts as a courier for the underworld gang and was the negotiator of the four million naira (N4, 000,000.00) ransom paid to the gang for the release of two Indian national staff of Dangote Cement Company, Yander-Gboko, who were kidnapped on 29th July, 2016, in Markudi city.

“He also participated in the killing of one ORTIN in Gboko Township on 1st August, 2016.”

The Service added that the arrests of major criminal masterminds in Benue and other adjourning States will continue until the criminal gangs are routed and made to face justice.


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