Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Okehi Local Government Chairman, King Habeeb, stated this in a statement.
The statement noted that the operation took place at Upogoro hill as a result of credible intelligence from men of Okehi LG Joint Taskforce.
The gang, the statement recorded, has been terrorising Okene-Lokoja and Okene-Auchi roads of the state before being nabbed.
“In the process of the operation, one of the kidnappers was shot dead during exchange of gunshots while one of them was apprehended, but he too, later gave up before arriving hospital,” the statement said.
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“The hunters also rescued two victims from the the kidnapers namely Mallam Sanni Uwaiti and Ramatu Tukur, both of toll gate area along Okene and Ajoakuta area.”
Reacting to the development, the Chairman of the Local Government, Ohiare said his administration would continue to take the fight to criminals wherever they are hiding within the council.
The Chairman expressed appreciation to Governor Yahaya Bello for choosing security of life and properties of Kogi citizen as his top notch priority.
The operation followed an earlier directive by the state governor, to the Chairman to make the area safe following the attack on divisional police headquarter last week, where an inspector on duty was killed.