Two suspected individual which is believed to be members kidnapping gang have been killed by hunters in the Okehi local government area of Kogi State on Sunday, June 26.
The hunters likewise saved two victims from the gang who have been terrorising Okene-Lokoja Road and Okene-Auchi Road.
The gang met their waterloo at Upogoro slope following insight reports from the personnel of Okehi Local Government Joint Taskforce.
An assertion by King Habib, an aide to the local government chairman on media and publicity, said in accordance with the order of the state governor, Yahaya Bello, “Men of Professional Hunters and Local hunters in Okehi LG led an early morning activity and caught some kidnap gang at Upogoro slope after getting valid intelligence reports from men of Okehi LG Joint Taskforce”.
The assertion further said:
“The gang have been terrorising Okene-Lokoja Road and Okene-Auchi Road of Kogi State before being nabbed and in the process, one of the kidnappers was shot dead during an exchange of gunshots and one was apprehended who later gave up before arriving hospital.
“The hunters also rescued two victims from the kidnapers namely Mallam Sanni Uwaiti and Ramatu Tukur, both of toll gate area along Okene and Ajaokuta axis.”
It cited Abdulraheem Ohiare Ozovehe, the local government chairman as saying “we will investigate every possibility in a bid to free Okehi LGA and our environs of all types of guiltiness”.