15th August, 2023 | 5:07 PM


Police Commissioner, Benue police Command, Batholomew Onyenka has applauded the state commander of operations Zenda/JTF, CSP Justin Gberindyer for his tireless efforts in Cumming crime in the state.

The police Commissioner made the applaud while briefing journalist in his office at the state command in Makurdi the state capital.


Onyenka explained that On the 14/08/2023, Officers from Operation ZENDA JTF Tactical team trailed and arrested a dreaded and vicious armed bandit kingpin named KUMAOR FACHIR DANIEL, popularly known as “2nd in Command, Late Ghana Boys” along Adikpo-Ugbema road.


He emphasized that further investigation led to the arrest of four(4) other gang members named; Iorwuese Ashiekaa, Aondongu Aligbe, Terkula Wuhe “AKA Oryughurt” and one Terhemba Sevav a 47yrs old member of the gang from Adikpo Kwande who specialized in fixing and manufacturing rifles for the gang.


Items recovered from them include two(2) AK-47 rifles, two other fabricated AK-47 rifles, two Berretta pistols, in the process of fabrication, one double barrel gun loaded with 35live cartridges, one hundred and thirty (130) rounds of 7.62X 39mm live ammunition while other suspect escaped from the scene.


The commisser who called on good people of Benue State to cooperate with the Police by giving useful and timely information that will assist the Command in tackling crime added that a crime free society makes room for sustainable development that can propel a state to greater heights, particularly Benue State state that is endowed with so many resources.


In a confession, the criminal gang leader Kumaor Fachir confessed to the crime saying he was arrested in Adikpo on the way back from a robbry operations that earned him a hundred and twenty thousand naira(#120,000).


Interacting with newsmen, the Zenda JTF commander, CSP Justine Gberindyer

assured residents of absolute peace, promising that crime must be reduce to it minimum.


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