From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi
Bravery members of the Vigilante group operating in Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State last weekend neutralises three bandits among those who have been kidnappings people along Ngaski area and Niger State forest.
The success of the operation according to the local vigilantes in Makurdi area of Ngaski was as a result of the arrest of their informants who cooperated in exposing the hideouts of the bandits in the forest.
The Director of Security, Cabinet Office Birnin-Kebbi, AbdulRahaman Usman disclosed this feat to newsmen through a press statement made available by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Yahaya Sarki last weekend.
He explained that following intelligence information which led to the arrest of the bandits’ informant , the informant agreed to take the vigilantes to the bandits’ hideout in the forest where gun battle ensued.
“Security reports we received from the Makurdi ward, Ngaski local Government Area by our vigilantes led to the arrest of an informant who promised to take our men to the kidnappers’ hideout.”
He narrated that the local vigilantes spent the night until in the morning between the hours of 3:30am – 4:30am when they successfully over powered the criminals as a result of exchange of gunfire and killed the three of them.
The vigilantes according to the the press statement made available to newsmen came back home safely without any casualty.
AbdulRahman commended the gallant bravery and efforts of the local vigilantes who according to him have been complimenting the efforts of other security operatives in combating the menace of bandits in the LGAs.
He expressed that the successes recorded in addressing security challenges in the state were not unconnected to the support accorded to security agencies in the state by the government of Governor Nasir Idris in accordance with his policy agenda to give security top priority in the State.