Seven persons kidnapped along Itobe-Ajaokuta road

Itobe-Ajaokuta road

Seven passengers travelling along the Itobe-Ajaokuta road have been kidnapped in Kogi State.

The Kogi State Police Command confirmed the incident.

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted seven people, including a doctor and lawyer at about 2pm on Tuesday and carried them into the bush nearby.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen laid siege on the said road for hours, shooting sporadically and in the process, some passengers were abducted, with many also receiving various degrees of injuries.

The source further said among those abducted were Mr Joe Abba, his wife and one Barrister Abba Aduojo, who were returning from a burial in a village near Alloma in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.

The State Police command confirmed the incident on Thursday to our correspondent in Lokoja.

According to the State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ovye Aya, the command got wind of the attack by the hoodlums and drafted men of the Rapid Response Squad operating in the area to their rescue.

In another development, Odugbo Community in Bassa Kwomu District, Bassa Local Government Of Kogi State is reportedly under serious attack as at 9am this morning.

No security agent on sight in the troubled community which has witnessed crisis for some weeks now

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