Report says a vigilante group in Kogi State has killed 11 bandits terrorising communities in Koton-Karfe Local Government Area of the state. The operatives also arrested a security officer and his accomplice alleged to be supplying weapons and rescued abductees from the kidnappers den.

Chief Press Secretary to Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello, Onogwu
Muhammed, announced this in a statement in Lokoja.

According to Muhammed, information received revealed that security
operatives acting on intelligence nabbed an officer of the Nigeria Civil
Defence Corps, NCDC, Inspector Abdullahi Saidu, who alongside a
friend supplies the criminals with weapons.

He added that the Civil Defence Corps officer is also alleged to be
giving security information to the criminals to undertake their crimes.
The Spokesman also noted that such security success by the operatives
was a welcome development and a proof that the security architecture of
Kogi was strong and solid enough to crush all forms of criminal vices.

He said the Local Vigilantes across the state have continued to record
good results because of the morale boost and support the governor has
continued to give.

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