Kogi Vigilantes Rescue 134 Kidnap Victims

Vigilantes in Kogi State have rescued 134 victims who were abducted from various parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The victims were rescued during the recent operations of the Kogi vigilantes in forests located in the state and some parts of Nasarawa State.

This was disclosed on Monday in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed.

The vigilantes were said to have stormed the hideouts of kidnappers in the Odullo forest of Kogi and Sardauna in Nasarawa State, rescuing victims who were abducted from Abaji, Kuje, and Kwali in FCT, as well as Toto council area of Nasarawa.

Kidnap victims
Some of the rescued victims

Chairman of the Kogi/Koton Karfe Local Government Area, Dauda Aliyu, who received the rescued victims, commended the vigilantes for their bravery.

He also commended the state government for supporting security operatives in tackling criminal activities in Kogi, saying the victims were properly reunited with their families in their respective LGAs.

Aliyu commended the State Governor, Yahaya Bello for backing the vigilantes, adding that about 92 vigilantes participated in the operation at the Odullo Forest in Kogi LGA after which they advanced to Sardauna in Nasarawa State.

On his part, the Kogi State Security Adviser, Comdr. Jerry Omodara (rtd) also praised the vigilantes and other security agencies in the state for their efforts in fighting crime in the state and beyond.

He said the current administration would continue to make Kogi State uninhabitable for criminals, reiterating Governor Yahaya Bello’s commitment to making Kogi the safest state in Nigeria.

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