Military troops and vigilante on Saturday shot dead two notorious kidnap kingpins operating and terrorising communities in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Monday Mimiko and Abu Billi.
Mimiko aka Aneni the Law and Billi aka Don German, were reportedly killed on Idah road in Kogi State during an intensive gun-battle with the troops and the vigilantes.
Also, two other bandits were said to have escaped with bullet wounds.
The security forces after killing the bandits, rescued three kidnapped victims.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, commended the security forces and the vigilantes for killing and arresting some notorious bandits in the state
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, the governor acknowledged their courage, saying the successful fight against criminals in the state is also coming at a time when insecurity is heightened in some parts of the country.
The governor said the gang of notorious kidnappers operating in some parts of the state have met their waterloo.