In a commendable display of collaboration between security forces and local vigilantes, the combined efforts in Kogi/Koto Local Government Area of Kogi State have resulted in the successful rescue of the three remaining victims who were abducted on the Lokoja-Abuja highway last Thursday.
Following the initial rescue of ten victims on Friday, as reported by Retired Commodore Jerry Omodara, the Security Adviser to Gov. Yahaya Bello, the recent development marks a significant breakthrough in the ongoing efforts to combat criminal activities in the region.
Dauda Aliyu, the Chairman of Kogi/Koto local government area, confirmed the liberation of the three victims, attributing their release to the unwavering dedication of the security operatives. Despite their previous successful rescue mission on Friday, the security forces continued their relentless pursuit of the criminals responsible for these heinous acts.
Aliyu emphasized that the administration of Governor Bello remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all citizens. No victim will be left to suffer at the hands of criminal elements. The security operatives are determined to root out criminals from every corner of the state.
Furthermore, Aliyu expressed confidence in Governor Bello’s formidable security architecture, highlighting the government’s resolve to maintain this robust approach until the end of his tenure. The focus remains on sustaining the security achievements for the benefit and security of the people of Kogi State.
While we celebrate the release of the victims, it is with a heavy heart that we report that one of the abducted victims, who happened to be pregnant, suffered a miscarriage during the rescue operation. She was taken to a nearby hospital in Gegu where she was treated and discharged.
The three rescued victims are Chioma Anaghara, Imo state, Aged 31years; Esiongwu Lilian Chidimma, Imo state, Aged 36 years and Ibe Ugochi, Imo state, Aged 40.