The Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Chapter, in collaboration with the Miyeti Allah Vigilantes, has rescued over 30 kidnapped victims in the Area.
The Chairman of Toto Local Government Council, Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Yahaya Idris, commended the combined security team for their efforts at setting the victims free.
“We are happy over the rescue operation carried out by the combined efforts of the Miyeti Allah Vigilante Group Nasarawa State Chapter and the Local Vigilantes from Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa State
“We also appreciate the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, for his sagacious commitment to the security of lives and property of the citizens of the State” he said.
He commended the Vigilantes over the successes recorded so far in the fight against kidnapping and banditry, calling on residents to be vigilant and report suspicious persons and their movements to the nearest security agencies or their Traditional Rulers.
The Chairman who also addressed the rescued victims, reunite them with their family members at the Toto Local Government Council Secretariat in the presence of Stakeholders, religious leaders and Security Chiefs.
The statement explained that after the hoodlums were cleared from the forests by the Military and Police over a year ago, they suddenly resurged with terrific terrorism, leading to deaths of some victims, extortion and collection of ransome from the families of victims.