A total of 27 bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi as well as in Tangaza local government in Sokoto have killed.
These were disclosed yesterday,
In Kogi, officers of the State Vigilante Group killed 11 of them and arrested others, while in Sokoto, 16 of the criminals were killed.
It was also gathered that in Kogi, three kidnapped victims were also rescued successfully. According to a statement, in Kogi, security operatives acting on intelligence were said to have nabbed an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Inspector Abdullahi Saidu, who, alongside a friend, reportedly supplies the criminals with weapons and information to undertake their heinous crimes.
The successful operation by the security operatives was carried out in series working with credible intelligence.
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.”
It was also confirmed that five of the kidnappers who were arrested, including the civil defense operative, were in the custody of the Department of State Security for further investigations.