The Joint Taskforce of Neighborhood Watch, vigilantes, hunters and other security agents Sunday repelled a gang of notorious kidnappers operating in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.
In the process, two of the gang members died while two others escaped with gunshot wounds. Three captives were released.
The names of the kidnappers who died during the crossfire with the security personnel were given as Monday Mimiko alias Aneni the law and Abu Billi alias Don German.
The security team freed the three persons kidnapped by the gang during operation around Egume in the same Dekina local government area of the state.
The criminal gang is said to have been terrorising the Okura axis of Dekina LGA for years, engaging in kidnapping and armed robbery.
Confirming the report, Dekina LGA chairman, Hon Ishaq Okolo said he was not oblivious of the operation of the said operations.
Okolo said the security operatives were acting on the instruction of the governor of the State to fish out criminal elements wherever they are in the society.
He urged members of the public to give useful information about criminals to the security agencies, saying that all hands must be on deck to ensure a crime-free state.
Only last Sunday, 2 kidnappers were killed during a gun battle with the security operatives along Idah-Ajegwu road with two others arrested and their captive set free.
Taskforce Kills Kidnappers Releases 3 Abductees