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Vigilance group kills three kidnappers in Kogi


Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

At least three kidnappers operating in Ottoyi Forest between Niger and Kogi States have been killed by security operatives of a local vigilance group Wednesday afternoon.

This was disclosed by Onogwu Mohammed, the Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi State Governor,  Yahaya Bello, according to The PUNCH.

Mohammed said that one of the vigilantes involved in the operation revealed that they accosted one of the gang members who came to buy foodstuff and in the process led the operatives to their hideouts.

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A gun battle ensued after the gang laid ambush on the vigilante but they were fortunately overpowered by the vigilantes.

The Chief Press Secretary noted that the state’s security architectures have continued to stand the test of times and have recorded successes against several intricacies by criminal elements.

He noted that the continued efforts of the Kogi State Government to keep the momentum as the safest state in the country were so far yielding good results, noting that the governor has severally made a commitment to securing the lives and property of the citizens as well as make the state a no go zone for criminal elements.

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Onogwu attributed the successes in the fight against criminalities as a product of collaborations and synergy among all the security operatives as well as those who are most concerned with the rural areas whom he said the administration has largely empowered and motivated.

The governor’s media aide asserted that Bello would not relent efforts in ensuring that the security operatives at all levels were adequately empowered to facilitate a safe Kogi state and the delivery of his administration’s social-economic strides for the masses.

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