Armed bandits who recently kidnapped some Youth Service Corps members and four other travelers from Benue State, in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, openly took pictures with them before releasing them.

The corps members who were abducted on their way to their various orientation camps were released by their abductors on Tuesday, 26th October 2021, following the intervention of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Benue Links management, and the families of victims.

However, the corps members who arrived Makurdi, the Benue State Capital, Thursday, October 28, 2021 shock their sympathizers after they unveiled pictures the bandits snapped with them while they were at the kidnappers’ den.

In the photos which were spotted online, the heavily armed bandits were seen posing unmasked with their victims. Some of the victims were seen smiling in the pictures. However, it is not clear whether the bandits forced them to pretend to be happy.