Police Rescue Two Kidnap Victims, Arrest Two Cattle Rustlers in Kogi



The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, attached to the Ajaokuta Division have rescued two kidnap victims.

This was contained in a statement; CZ:5300/KGS/PPRO/VOL.T/126 issued on Monday and made available to newsmen in Lokoja.

The statement signed by the state Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP William Aya, stated that the victims were rescued on Saturday.

He noted in the statement, “On 18/12/2021 at about 1600hrs, following a tip-off that some armed hoodlums blocked the express road between NEPA and ASCOL bump inward Itobe shooting sporadically in order to scare motorist to carry out their nefarious crime.”

According to him, following the tip-off, the operatives promptly swung into action, raced to the scene and engaged the hoodlums while they all escaped to the bush, and in the process rescued two victims unhurt.

He said that efforts are on for possible apprehension of the hoodlums.

In another development, the operatives attached to Enjema Division arrested the duo of Mohammed Alhaji and Amadu Sule Juji who specialise in rustling cattle within Enjema and its environs.

He said that the arrest is a sequel to the complaint of 15 missing cows from Fulani Camp at Okobo.

“The Police promptly swung into action through intelligence-led operations and arrested the suspects at Ogboji in Ankpa Area and recovered 14 cows. Suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation,” Aya added.

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