Vigilantes have killed three suspected kidnappers in the Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
This was made known by Abdul Rahman Usman, the Director of Security, Cabinet Office, Birnin Kebbi, while speaking with newsmen on Friday.
The local vigilantes in the Makurdi area of Ngaski said the success of the operation followed the arrest of their informants, who cooperated in exposing the hideouts of the kidnappers in the forest.
He disclosed that following intelligence information that led to the arrest of the hoodlums’ informant, the informant agreed to take the vigilantes to their hideout in the forest.
The suspects engaged the vigilantes in a gun duel, which led to the killing of three of the criminal elements terrorizing the town.
“Security reports we received from the Makurdi area ward, Ngaski local Government Area by our vigilantes yesterday led to the arrest of an informant who promised to take our men to the kidnappers’ hideout,”.
He explained that “the local vigilantes spent the night until the morning between the hours of 3:30 and 4:30 a.m., we successfully overpowered the criminals as a result of the exchange of gunfire.“
He said the vigilantes came back home safely without sustaining any injuries.
AbdulRahman lauded the bravery of the local vigilantes.
He noted that the vigilantes have been assisting other security operatives in combating the menace of recurring banditry.
He also said that the successes recorded in tackling security challenges in the state were not unconnected to the support accorded to security agencies in the state by the Kauran Gwandu-led administration, in accordance with his policy agenda to give security topmost priority in the State.