Kogi Governor Calls For Sustained Efforts As Local Hunters Ambush, Neutralize Two Kidnappers


Governor Yahaya Bello has commended the efforts and synergy of security operatives in Kogi state.

Reacting to the successful rescue operation by local hunters in Ochadamu, Ofu local government area of the state, Governor Bello urged security operatives sustain the efforts in combating various acts of criminality within every border of the state.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, the Governor added that no section of the state should be left to witness any act of insecurity.

Two kidnappers operating within the terrain of Ochadamu, in Ofu local government area of Kogi state, on Wednesday, met their waterloo in the hands of local security hunters.

Speaking to newsmen, an official of Ofu local government, Mohammed Lawal Musa noted that few days after attempting to kidnap innocent commuters plying the route after Easter celebration, the criminals were initially engaged in a gun battle with men of the Nigeria Navy with two members arrested.

He narrated further that after discovering their hideouts in Ochadamu, the hunters ambushed the criminal elements at about 2 am on Wednesday.

The suspects who engaged the hunters in a gun duel for over forty minutes had two of their members gunned down while three escaped with varying degrees of injuries.


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