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Kogi vigilantes kill 11 bandits, nabs armoring NSCDC officer

 Kogi vigilantes kill 11 bandits, nabs armoring NSCDC officer

Some arrested suspects 

The Kogi vigilantes group has killed 11 bandits and also arrested their armorer, an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp(NSCDC) and his accomplice.

The neutralised bandits were said to have been terrorising various communities in Koton Karfe Local Government Area of the state.

Three kidnapped victims were also rescued from the kidnappers den.

Mr Onogwu Muhammed, Governor Yahaya Bello’s press secretary identified the arrested NSCDC officer as Insp. Abdullahi Saidu.

He was alleged to be giving information to the criminals to undertake their heinous crimes.

“A group of bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State have met their waterloo.

“As officers of the State’s Vigilante Group killed 11 of them, arrested others while three kidnapped victims were rescued successfully

“The successful operation by the security operatives was done in series and with a detailed account the Kogi State Vigilante operatives narrating that Alaidi, the ring leader was killed during the first camp attack.

“Other Members of the bandit group, Rabo and seven others were crushed.

 “Madei and one other were killed in the second kidnappers camp while Umar escaped with gunshot wounds but was recaptured.

“Five of the kidnappers arrested including the Civil Defence operative were in the custody of the Department of State Security for further investigations,” the statement read in part.

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