A kidnapper was gun down while attempting to collect ransom in Abobo village in Okehi Local Government Council of Kogi state.
The suspect was shot dead by Men of Okehi Local Government Professional Hunters around 5.23am on Tuesday, June 29 after the three-man kidnap gang came from a hideout around Abobo area, behind Itakpe, metres from the highway.
The hunters engaged the gang in a gun duel, killing one of them instantly while other two escaped with injuries.
The hunters eventually rescued the victims held captive in the area and reportedly combed the forest for fleeing kidnappers.
The corpse of the slain man and a gun recovered were handed over to the DPO in charge of Okehi division, Mr Ovanja Yakubu, for further investigation.