Two kidnappers gunned down in Kogi


Two kidnappers operating within the terrain of Ochadamu village, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi on Wednesday, met their Waterloo in the hands of local security and hunters after a gun battle.

Mr Mohammed Musa, an official of the local government disclosed this to newsmen in a statement on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the kidnappers had attempted to kidnap innocent commuters plying the route after the Easter celebration a few days ago.

“The criminals were initially engaged in a gun battle with men of the Nigeria Navy with two members arrested.

“After discovering their hideouts in Ochadamu, the hunters ambushed the criminal elements at about 2am on Wednesday.

“The suspect, who engaged the hunters in a gun duel for over 40 minutes, had two of their members gunned down while three escaped with varying degrees of injuries,” Musa said.

Reacting to the development, Gov. Yahaya Bello commended the efforts and synergy of the security operatives in the state.

Bello’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, called on security operatives to sustain the efforts in combating various acts of criminality within every border of the state.

Bello also urged that no section of the state should be left to witness any act of insecurity.

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