A kidnapping ring notorious for carrying out high profile kidnappings and assassinations in Ethiope East LGA of Delta State ambushed and killed two soldiers near Kokori township early today.

The bodies of the soldiers who are members of the Joint Task Force in the state still lay on the scene as at the time of publishing this report.

Eyewitnesses told SaharaReporters that the kingpin of the group is well known to the police in the state and has turned Kokori area into the detention center for victims of kidnapping across the state and sometimes several kidnapped persons are brought and kept in forests around the area until large ransoms are paid to secure their release.

Several residents live in fear in the area after the gang killed a coffin maker in Kokori for attending a safety and security conference called by the Delta State government where he named a well known kidnapping kingpin in the area.

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