Hunters kill 2 suspected kidnappers on Okele/Ochadamu road
Story from Rabi’atu, Lokoja
In line with the security protocols of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, the gallant men of the Hunters Council of Nigeria, in Ofu local government area of the state have killed two suspected Kidnappers along Okele/Ochadamu road in the early hours of today.
The criminal elements met their waterloo a few days after attempting to kidnap innocent commuters plying the route after Easter celebration on the 18th of April 2022 before the men of the Nigeria Navy engaged them in a gun battle.
Equally, hunters ambushed the criminal elements after discovering their hideouts in Ochadamu at about 2 am.
The suspects who engaged the hunters in a gun duel for over forty minutes claimed the lives of their two members while three escaped with various degrees of injuries.
Briefing newsmen at Ochadamu, the Special Adviser to Ofu Local Government on Security Matters, Honourable Mohammed Lawal Musa said the operation was carried out by the men of the hunters council of Nigeria to keep the local government safe.
The breakthrough followed cases bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of firearms, he explained.
Lawal assured the people of the local government that he will continue to work round the clock with the security operatives to ensure a safe society for all, while sounding a note of warning to all criminals and intending culprits to desist from crime or face the full wrath of the law.
He commended the Ofu chapter of the hunters council for their gallant performance and directed all heads of security to beef up security architecture, and put out all criminals from the local government.
The special adviser handed over their bodies and the weapons found in their possession to the DPO of Ofu Division.