A vicious kidnapping gang which operates along the Niger and Kogi environment especially within the enclave of the Ottoyi Forest have again been over powered and its members apprehended by a highly motivated Kogi Local Vigilante, BridgeNews has reported.
Three of the kidnappers were killed during gun duel between the gallant vigilantes and the criminal elements.
The incident which occurred Wednesday afternoon as narrated by one of the vigilantes involved in the operation.
He revealed that the vigilante accosted one of the gang member who came to buy food stuff and in the process promised to lead the operatives to their hide outs.
It was however gathered that rather than leading the operatives to his cohorts, the gang laid ambush on the vigilante but they were unfortunately overpowered by the vigilantes.
Speaking on feat, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Muhammed Onogwu noted that the state’s security architectures have continued to stand the test of time and have recorded successes against several intricacies by criminal elements.
He noted that the continued efforts of the Kogi State Government to keep the momentum as the safest state in the country was so far yielding good results, noting that the governor has severally made commitment to securing the lives and property of the citizens as well as make the state a no go zone for criminal elements.
Onogwu attributed the successes in the fight against criminalities as product of collaborations and synergy among all the security operatives as well as those who are most concerned with the rural areas whom he said the administration has largely empowered and motivated.
The governor’s media aide asserted that Bello would not relent efforts in ensuring that the security operatives at all level were adequately empowered to facilitate a safe Kogi state and the delivery of his administration’s social economic strides for the masses.
Meanwhile, this security breakthrough is coming barely two days after two kidnappers were gunned down in the early hours of Tuesday while collecting ransom on behalf of their victims from one of the neighboring state.