The Police Command in Benue State on Thursday, rescued Godwin Kwanga of Geography Department, Benue State University, who was kidnapped on Tuesday in Makurdi.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Sewuese Anene, made this known in a statement released to newsmen in Makurdi, NAN reports.
Anene said Kwanga was kidnapped at about 11:30 p.m. on the way from his business premises located on George Akume way to his house at Gaadi Layout.
“We got information that the victim was held hostage at Tse-Anjov village, Welfare quarters, Makurdi.
“Police operatives invaded the hideout and the suspects engaged them in a gun duel but were overpowered by the police.
“The victim was successfully rescued unhurt while the hoodlums escaped with bullets wounds,” he said.
He listed the items recovered from the scene to include one AK 47 rifle loaded with eight live ammunition, 43 expended ammunition and two Toyota Camry cars.
Anene urged the people to provide useful information to the police that would lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspects.