At a location in Sabongida town in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, two suspected kidnappers were shot dead as they collected ransom.
DT learned that an elderly man named Alhaji Gambo had been abducted by the suspects.
Sani and Musa, two suspected kidnappers simply identified as Sani and Musa, instructed the victim’s family to bring the ransom money to a certain location.
Vigilantes in the area were notified of the ambush and went to the location to lay a trap.
Kidnappers. Well-armed police arrived at the scene unaware that vigilantes were present.
The Vigilante rescued the elderly man brought to the scene by the kidnappers.
According to a source in the area, the two kidnappers came to the location with AK-47 rifles.
Many people have been killed in Borno-Korokoro, Tella, Sabongida, Dananacha and other nearby villages and towns, as well as along the Jalingo-Wukari road.
ASP Abdullahi Usman, a police spokesperson, confirmed the killing of the kidnappers.