By Yemi Itodo
The Hunters Group of Nigeria, alongside the Kogi State Vigilante Service, on Monday, raided a kidnappers’ den where three of the suspected kidnappers were arrested and three Fulanis were rescued.
Information received revealed that the rescued underaged Fulanis were kidnapped from Chikara Community along Lokoja – Abuja road some 13 days ago by the busted kidnap syndicate which operated within that axis.
The Spokesperson of the hunter group, Abdullahi Yahaya, stated that the rescued boys were not hurt and were in perfect condition while the arrested kidnappers were handed over to the appropriate authorities, alongside confiscated weapons for further investigation.
Yahaya commended the state government and the Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Engr Bashir Gegu, for their support in providing logistics for their operations in the area.
Reacting to the development, Kogi State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara (Rtd), said such security success by the operatives was proof that the security network of the state was strong and solid enough to tackle all forms of criminal vices.
He stressed that the morale boost from local vigilantes across the state have continued to record good results because of the morale boost and support the Governor has continued to give as well as the cooperation from the citizens and synergy between the security operatives.
Omodara noted that the continued efforts of the Kogi State Government to keep the momentum as the safest state in the country were so far yielding remarkable results noting that the Governor has severally made a commitment to securing the lives and property of the citizens and make the state a no go zone for criminal elements.
He reiterated that government at all levels would continue to make efforts towards sustaining the drive for a peaceful Kogi State by making every nooks and cranny of the state unsafe for criminal elements and their sponsors.