Gang of notorious kidnappers operating in Dekina local government area of Kogi State, on Sunday, met their waterloo when the Joint Taskforce of Neighborhood watch, vigilantes, hunters, and other security agents repelled the kidnappers leading to the death of the gang members and the release of three captives.
The kidnappers by names; Monday Mimiko alias Aneni the law and Abu Billi alias Don German died during the crossfire with the security personnel while two others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The security team also freed three persons kidnapped by the gang during the operation around Egume.
The criminal gang had been terrorising the Okura axis of the Dekina local government council for years engaging in kidnapping and armed robbery.
Confirming the report, Dekina local government chairman, Hon Ishaq Okolo, said he was aware of the operation noting that the security operatives were acting on the instruction of the governor of Kogi State to fish out criminal elements wherever they are in the society.
Okolo urged members of the public to give useful information about criminals to the security agencies noting that all hands must be on deck to ensure a crime-free society.
Recall, two kidnappers were killed during a gun battle with the security operatives along Idah road yesterday with two others arrested with the release of their captive.
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