Two suspected kidnappers were reportedly shot dead by Vigilantes while collecting ransom in Sabongida town in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The kidnappers, who were later identified as Sani and Musa, reached out to the family of their victim, an elderly man, Alhaji Gambo, to bring the ransom money to a specified location.
The vigilantes in the area, upon getting information, went to the location to lay an ambush.
It was revealed that the well-armed kidnappers arrived at the location, without knowing that the vigilantes were around.
Two of them were shot while trying to pick the money.
The abductee who was brought to the scene was rescued by the vigilante.
A source, speaking with Daily Trust, disclosed that the kidnappers have killed many people in Borno-Korokoro, Tella, Sabongida, Dananacha and other surrounding villages as well as along Jalingo–Wukari road, all in Taraba.
The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Abdullahi Usman.