The police command in Edo has rescued 51 kidnap victims in different operations across the state.
Mr Phillip Ogbadu, the state Commissioner of Police, disclosed this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday.
Ogbadu said that the victims were rescued between July and September from various bushes in the state where they were held hostage by their abductors.
He said that the command also arrested 132 suspects during the period, explaining that they were arrested for crimes ranging from murder, kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and arson.
“Others were arrested for defilement, stealing, rape, assault on policemen, suicide and taking part in communal clashes.
“Thirty seven of them were arrested for murder, while 40 were arrested for kidnapping and 28 arrested for stealing. (Nation)