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Police uncovers nine corpses in Benue secret graves

By News desk

The Benue State Command Police have uncovered hidden graves in Gbatse village with nine corpses of people suspected to have been killed by criminals in Ushongo Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Catherine Anene, made this disclosure in Makurdi, the state capita,l on Thursday.

Anene said one suspect has been arrested, adding that  as soon as soon the police concluded interrogating him, more full information will be giving out.

It was gathered that the suspect, a gang leader of a kidnapped and armed robbery syndicate, was arrested following tip-off by members of the community.

The suspect and his gang were alleged to be killing their victims and burying them after collecting their motorcycles in order to conceal their crime and avoid arrest.

A resident of Ushongo town, who pleaded anonymity, said they had already uncovered over 10 bodies from different graves at different times.

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