- The police in Taraba have confirmed the killing of two suspected kidnappers in the Gassol local government area
- Local security operatives, vigilantes, reportedly killed the kidnappers as they were about to collect the ransom for an abducted elderly man
- The vigilantes also rescued the aged victim who was reportedly taken to the scene of the incident by the slain kidnappers
Gassol LGA, Taraba state - Vigilantes have reportedly killed two suspected kidnappers while collecting ransom in Sabongida town in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.
The newspaper stated that the suspected kidnappers had allegedly instructed the family of their victim to bring the ransom money to a location.
The vigilantes in the area were subsequently informed and they went to the location to lay an ambush.
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The armed kidnappers arrived at the said location, unknown to them that the vigilantes were around and two of them were said to have been gunned down while picking the money.
The vigilantes subsequently rescued the elderly man who was reportedly brought to the scene.
Police confirm killing
The spokesperson of the police command in the state, ASP Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the killing of the kidnappers.
He, however, did not go into details of the incident.
Daily Trust also cited a source in the area as saying that the late kidnappers had killed many people in Taraba.
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Unenge was successfully rescued by the police and taken to the police headquarters of the Benue state police command.
The security team that rescued the commissioner's wife were men of the police elite squad Operation Zenda in Benue state.
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