On Tuesday, August 16, during a gunfight with security personnel in Kogi State’s Idah Local Government Area, two kidnappers were killed and two others managed to flee while suffering varying degrees of gunshot wounds.
Security personnel were reportedly on the kidnappers’ trail because they had caused mayhem in the vicinity of their base of operations.
The Idah Local Government Chairman, Hon. Abuh Odoma, confirmed the development on Wednesday, August 17. He said that with the governor’s assistance, the populace has continued to triumph over some of the criminals terrorizing the council.
Odoma said he and constituents of his local government are committed to ensuring that as severally declared by the State governor, every nook and cranny of Kogi State is safe and secure.
In his reaction, the State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara stressed the need for continued vigilance by citizens particularly those within the rural communities.
Omodara added that the business of security was such that required collective responsibility by every stakeholders hence all hands must be on deck to ensure that the entire state was permanently rid of criminal elements and their sponsors.