One Arrested, Five Escaped After Gun Battle With Bandits In Kogi


From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja



Security agents in Kogi state have arrested an armed bandit terrorising Yagba West local government council of Kogi state, while five others escaped with bullet wounds during the operation.

It was gathered that the bandits attacked people and wanted to abduct them when they were engaged in cross fire by the security agents.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Chairman on Media and Publicity, Mr. Toba Abraham in a press statement issued on Friday, praised the Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area, Hon. Pius Kolawole for recording another breakthrough in his fight against crime and criminality with the arrest of one of the  armed robbery gang terrorizing  the area by the ‘Special Security Taskforce’ set up by him.

According the statement, luck ran against the gang of the notorious armed bandits  while attempting to kidnap  some people along Oke-Ere road of Yagba West  when one of the victims who escaped to the nearest bush alerted the Special  security Taskforce  of the Executive Chairman of Yagba west local government.

“With prompt response from the security squad who were on regular patrol, they were able to arrest one of the gang members while the other five members escaped with gun bullets. Some of the items recovered from the bandit include locally made AK 47 revolver Pistol with life ammunitions” the statement added.

It would be recalled that the Executive Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area recently constituted a ‘Special Security Task force’ with the mandate to flush out all  criminals and bandits from the zone as herdsmen crisis, armed robbery and kidnapping across the country worsens.