LocalNews

Police Confirm Abduction Of Seven Travelers In Kogi State

Police Confirm Abduction Of Seven Travelers In Kogi State

Police Confirm Abduction Of Seven Travelers In Kogi State

Police Confirm Abduction Of Seven Travelers In Kogi State

The Geregu-Ajaokuta road in the state has been the location of at least seven reported kidnappings, according to the Kogi State Police Command.

ALSO, READ Kogi State Polytechnic Receives Full Accreditation

A lawyer, a doctor, and five other people were attacked by their captors last Tuesday at 2 p.m. when they were traveling in several automobiles.

A witness claimed that the gunmen besieged the said road for several hours while occasionally firing, during which time many people were kidnapped and many others suffered gunshot wounds.

The sources further identified the victims as Mr. Joe Abba, his wife, and Barrister Abba Aduojo, who were returning from a funeral service in a community close to Alloma in the state’s Ofu local government Area.

Also abducted is a yet-to-be-identified doctor said to be on his way back to Lokoja from an official assignment to the Prince Abubakar Audu University Teaching Hospital, Anyigba.

Police Confirm Abduction Of Seven Travelers In Kogi State

“My friend’s wife was shot in the leg and is presently recuperating at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja,” said a relative of one of the victims.

According to the state command’s Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, the command got winds of the attack of the hoodlums and drafted the men of the Rapid Response Squad operating in the area to their rescue.

ALSO, READ Death Toll Hits 9 From Kano Gas Explosion Not Bomb Says Police

“Seven persons were abducted, six people were rescued with bullet wounds and six vehicles were recovered at the scene of the incident,” he said.

He added that the police, including the sister security agencies and vigilantes have been mobilised to comb the areas in order to rescue the seven abducted persons.


24SevenHUB.CO brings updates on the latest news, tech tips and information, job recruitments for Nigerians, foreigners and remote jobs for seekers, and much more… Here, you can read and share thoughts, ideas, and opinions and get real-time updates from around the globe.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: