Kidnappers Gunned Down While Collecting Ransom In Taraba

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Two suspected kidnappers have been shot dead while collecting ransom.

The criminals were killed by vigilantes in Sabongida town in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.

It was gathered that the suspected kidnappers abducted an elderly man identified as Alhaji Gambo.

A further report had it that the kidnappers identified as Sani and Musa reached out to the family of their victim to bring the ransom money to a location.

The vigilantes in the area upon getting information went to the location to lay an ambush.

It was revealed that the well-armed kidnappers arrived at the location, without knowing that the vigilantes were around.

Two of them were shot while trying to pick the money.

The abductee who was brought to the scene was rescued by the vigilante.

A source disclosed that the late kidnappers have killed many people in Borno-Korokoro, Tella, Sabongida, Dananacha and other surrounding villages as well as along Jalingo–Wukari road, all in Taraba.

The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Abdullahi Usman.