Professional hunters raided a hideout of suspected bandits and kidnappers around Osara in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State and apprehended four suspects.
It was also gathered that the hunters destroyed an Indian hemp farm belonging to the criminals during the raid conducted on Saturday night, June 12.
Intelligence report revealed the criminals turned the forest into Indian hemp farm where they also train special breed of dogs to ward off anyone coming into their territory, thus making the area inaccessible for security personnel.
During the raid, four of the bandits were arrested while ten of their guard dogs were killed. The bandits, it was gathered, specialized in kidnapping especially along the Lokoja-Okene Road.
Speaking after the operation, the chairman of Okehi Local Government Area, Hon Abdulraheem Ohiare, who led the operation, warned that Kogi State is no go area for criminal elements, noting that they will continue to hunt down criminals found within the state.
He commended the state governor, Yahaya Bello for his unrelenting efforts in making Kogi State the safest state in Nigeria today.
The indian hemp farm