A group of bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State have met their Waterloo as officers of the State Vigilante Group killed 11 of them and arrested others.
Three kidnapped victims were also rescued successfully.
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 supplied 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 arrested, including the civil defence operatives, were in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) for further investigations.