The Police in Benue State on Monday killed three suspected kidnappers after a gun battle to rescue Mrs Ann Unenge, wife of a commissioner who was abducted four days ago.
Mrs Unenge, the wife of the Benue State Commissioner of Lands and Survey, was whisked away alongside her driver on Thursday in Makurdi metropolis.
The woman’s abduction occurred less than one week after two housewives including a medical doctor’s wife, were also taken away at the new GRA in Makurdi.
It was learnt that the housewives regained freedom after a ransom of N6 million was paid by their families while the demand of N51 million was placed on the commissioner’s wife as at Saturday.
But, in a gun battle with the police on Monday afternoon, three of the kidnappers were killed while the woman and her driver who sustained injuries were rescued alive and taken to the hospital for treatment.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who led members of his cabinet to the police headquarters where the dead bodies of the suspects were displayed, hailed the Inspector General of Police and his men in Benue State for the feat.