3 kidnappers gunned down by hunters along Lokoja-Okene highway, 2 informants arrested

July 25, 2020 By Danlami Nmodu

Three kidnappers were killed in a gun battle and two of their informants arrested early Saturday morning along Lokoja-Okene highway by team of hunters and neighbourhood watch from Okehi and Adavi LGAs of the state, a press release from Government House, Lokoja revealed Saturday.

The kidnappers who were planning to stage an attack on innocent citizens that ply the Lokoja-Okene road, met their waterloo when two of their informants were arrested.

The Senior Special Adviser (SSA) Security in charge of Okehi Local Government Area, Abdulraheem Ohiare and his Adavi countapart, Joseph Omuya Salami, had led the hunters to the hideout of the kidnappers following intelligence report.

The hunters who were on patrol at about 4.30 am apprehended the informants, one (name withheld) a native of Ikeje in Olamaboro Local Government Area and one (name withheld) a native of Idoji in Okene Local Government Area.

Upon interrogation, they both confessed that they were informants who give information to kidnappers for their operations.

The duo eventually led the hunters alongside the SSA Security from Adavi and Okehi to the kidnappers’ hideouts.

Upon getting to their hideouts, the hunters engaged the kidnappers in gun battle during which three of them were gunned down while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

Three sophisticated pump action riffles, bullets, masks and charms were recovered from the kidnappers.

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