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Joint security team rescues 21 Kogi travellers within 48 hours of abduction

The group, made up mostly of travellers, was taken to an unknown location within the dense forest near Ajaokuta Local Government Area.

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Joint security team rescues 21 Kogi travellers within 48 hours of abduction

 

In Kogi State, Nigeria, 21 individuals who were abducted along the Ajaokuta-Itobe Road on Thursday have been rescued by a joint team of security operatives.

The group, made up mostly of travellers, was taken to an unknown location within the dense forest near Ajaokuta Local Government Area.

This was contained in a press statement issued on Saturday by the state governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed.

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He said, “Upon receiving report of this distressing incident, Yahaya Bello, CON, the Governor of Kogi State, promptly issued directives to both security agencies and local vigilantes to embark on immediate actions that will lead to the freedom of the captives. He said the perpetrators of this reprehensible act must also be fished out.

“The directive underscored Governor Bello’s unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of the citizens/residents under his charge.”

The CPS said the efforts of the combined security forces yielded results within 48 hours, leading to the release of the 21 captives.

“Furthermore, the operation led to the apprehension of some of the kidnappers, while those still at large are being trailed,” he added.

Governor Bello expressed his satisfaction with the outcome and commended the security operatives for their response.

He emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and security in the state and reiterated his administration’s commitment to keeping Kogi one of the safest places in Nigeria.

The governor also highlighted his government’s collaborative efforts with security agencies in their ongoing battle against criminal elements.

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