Hunters rescue three kidnapped victims, lose member in Kogi

Hunters attached to the Okene local government area of Kogi State, in the late hours of Wednesday rescued three kidnapped victims along Okene-Auchi forest but lost one of their members during the operation.

This was contained in a press statement issued on Thursday by Special Adviser to the Chairman (Media & Publicity), Abdulmumin Abubakar, and made available to Tribune Online in Lokoja.

The hunters had requested and secured approval from the Council Chairman, Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad to embark on a rescue operation at Eretuba forest, along Okene-Auchi road, after credible intelligence of the kidnappers’ location from the locals.

Hunters rescue three kidnapped victims in Kogi, lose a member
Kidnapped victims

The victims, indigenes of Osun State were kidnapped on the 18th of October, along Okene/Ogori-Magongo road.

The statement added that the operation by the professional hunters was successful as the kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt while the kidnappers escaped with various degrees of bullet wounds.

Weapons recovered include locally made guns, charms, rustled cattle, and other items were also recovered.

Sadly, one of the hunters was killed during the operation and he has since been buried in accordance with Islamic injunctions.

The Council chairman, Mr Abdulrazaq sympathized with the family of the hunter that was killed and assured the hunters, that the government would continue to support, with determination to rid criminal and criminalities from Okene local government.

The council chairman has since provided logistic arrangements for the victims to reunite with their family.


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