21 kidnapped Kogi travelers have been released


Thursday’s abduction of twenty-one individuals along the Ajaokuta-Itobe Road in the state of Kogi has been averted.

Local vigilantes and members of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps constituted a team of security personnel who rescued them.

According to a statement released on Saturday by Onogwu Mohammed, the chief press secretary for the state governor of Kogi State, the deceased, who were primarily travelers, were carried to an unidentified location in the dense forest surrounding the Ajaokuta Local Government Area.

According to him, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, CON, immediately issued directives to security agencies and local vigilantes to initiate immediate actions that would result in the liberation of the captives upon receiving word of this distressing incident. He added that it is necessary to apprehend those responsible for this abhorrent deed.

“The directive reaffirmed Governor Bello’s steadfast dedication to the welfare and security of the residents and citizens entrusted to his jurisdiction.”

The CPS reported that within forty-eight hours, the combined security forces’ efforts resulted in the successful liberation of the twenty-one captives.

“Additionally, some of the perpetrators were apprehended as a result of the operation, while those who remain at large are being pursued,” he continued.

Bello, filled with elation and contentment regarding the operation’s result, lauded the security personnel for their prompt and efficient reaction.

Reiterating his administration’s dedication to leaving no stone unattended in its quest to safeguard the state as one of the safest in the nation, the governor emphasized the significance of maintaining peace and security within the state.

Bello, in expressing his admiration for the state’s security agencies, reaffirmed the dedication and cooperative endeavors of his administration in the continuous struggle against criminal organizations.