No fewer than 11 bandits have been neutralized in Kogi Province by vigilantes.
The bandits were neutralized in Koton Karfe Local Regime Area of the province.
Onogwu Muhammed, the Master Press Secretarial assistant to the Province Governor, Yahaya Bello, disclosed this in a statement, NAN reports.
Muhammed said security operatives acting on intelligence also apprehended an officer of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NCDC), Insp. Abdullahi Saidu, who with a friend supplies the criminals with weapons.
Muhammed added that the NCDC officer is also alleged to be giving security information to the criminals to undertake their heinous crimes.
“A grouping of bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Regime Area of Kogi Province have met their waterloo.
“As officers of the Province’s Vigilante Grouping killed 11 of them, arrested others patch 3 kidnapped victims were rescued successfully
“The successful surgical operation by the security operatives was done in series and with a detailed account the Kogi Province Vigilante operatives narrating that Alaidi, the band leader was killed during the first off military camp onrush.
“Other Members of the bandit grouping, Rabo and 7 others were crushed.
“Madei and one other were killed in the moment kidnappers military camp patch Umar escaped with gunshot injury but was recaptured.
“5 of the kidnappers arrested including the Civil Defence operative were in the custody of the Department of Province Security for farther investigations,” the statement read in section.
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