Operatives of the Kogi State Vigilante Group have killed 11 bandits and arrested others. They also rescued three kidnapped victims.
Rural Post learned the bandits have been terrorising some parts of Koto Local Government Area of the State.
It was further gathered that, Security operatives acting on intelligence, reportedly nabbed an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Inspector Abdullahi Saidu, who alongside a friend allegedly supplies the criminals with weapons and information to carry out their crimes.
A source within the Kogi State Vigilante Service said, “Alaidi is their ring leader. He was killed during the first camp attack. Rabo and seven others were crushed. Madei and one other were killed in the second kidnappers’ camp while Umar escaped with gunshot injuries but was recaptured”.
They also confirmed that five of the kidnappers arrested, including the civil defense operative were in the custody of the Department of State Security for further investigations.
Reacting to the development, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Muhammed Onogwu, noted that such security success by the operatives was a welcome development and a proof that the security architecture of Kogi State was strong and solid enough to quash all forms of criminal vices.