On Monday, the Nigerian Hunters Group and the Kogi State Vigilante Service stormed a kidnappers’ lair, resulting in the arrest of three alleged kidnappers and the rescue of three Fulanis.
The freed juvenile Fulanis were kidnapped from Chikara Community along the Lokoja – Abuja route 13 days ago by the busted kidnap syndicate that operated inside that axis, according to information received.
The recovered lads were not wounded and were in great health, according to Abdullahi Yahaya, a spokesperson for the hunter group, while the apprehended kidnappers were handed over to the relevant authorities, along with confiscated firearms, for further investigation.
Yahaya expressed gratitude to the state government and the Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Engr Bashir Gegu, for assisting them with logistics for their operations in the area.
Commodore Jerry Omodara (Rtd), Kogi State Security Adviser, reacted to the occurrence by saying that the operatives’ security success was proof that the state’s security network was robust and sturdy enough to combat all types of criminal vices.
He emphasized that the morale boost from local vigilantes around the state has continued to produce positive results as a result of the Governor’s sustained morale boost and support, as well as citizen collaboration and security operative synergy.
Omodara noted that the Kogi State Government’s continued efforts to maintain the state’s status as the safest in the country had so far yielded remarkable results, noting that the Governor has repeatedly stated his commitment to safeguarding citizens’ lives and property and making the state a no-go zone for criminal elements.
He reaffirmed that the government at all levels will continue to make efforts to maintain the campaign for a peaceful Kogi State by making the state’s nooks and crannies uninhabitable for criminal elements and their supporters.