By Gbenga Odogun
The Kogi State Vigilantes on Monday arrested three suspected kidnappers who carried out their acts along the Ochadamu, Itobe – Lokoja roads.
The operation which took the combined efforts of vigilantes from Ochadamu and Ejule was on the heels of continued efforts by the state government to rid the state of all forms of criminality and their various sponsors.
Confirming the arrest, the State Security Adviser to the Governor of Kogi State, Commander Jerry Omodara (retd.), stressed that the arrest was the result of Governor Yahaya Bello’s marching order to Local Government Chairmen and respective stakeholders on the need to secure their respective locality.
Omodara said that the governor last week gave an order to security agencies, including local vigilantes in the state to put an end to the activities of kidnappers and armed robbers along Ajaokuta-Itobe-Ochadamu-Ejule-Anyigba with immediate effect.
He said within six days of the operation not fewer than 8 ring leaders have been apprehended.
He praised all the security agencies in the state for their commitment, support and dedication to ridding the state of insecurity.