The PUNCH studies that the Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of no fewer than seven travellers by suspected kidnappers at Geregu-Ajaokuta street within the state.
These kidnapped embrace a lawyer, a health care provider, and 5 others touring in numerous autos by 2 pm final Tuesday after they have been attacked by their abductors.
An eyewitness informed The PUNCH correspondent that the gunmen laid siege on the stated street for a number of hours, capturing sporadically, and within the course of, many passengers have been kidnapped whereas many sustained gunshot accidents.
Our supply additionally revealed the identities of these kidnapped to incorporate Mr Joe Abba, his spouse, and Barrister Abba Aduojo who have been getting back from a burial ceremony in a village close to Alloma in Ofu native authorities Space of the state.
Additionally kidnapped is a yet-to-be-identified physician stated to be on his approach again to Lokoja from an official project to the Prince Abubakar Audu College Instructing Hospital, Anyigba.
“My friend’s wife was shot in the leg and is presently recuperating at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja,” stated a relative of one of many victims.
In response to the state command’s Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, the command obtained winds of the assault of the hoodlums and drafted the lads of the Fast Response Squad working within the space to their rescue.
“Seven persons were abducted, six people were rescued with bullet wounds and six vehicles were recovered at the scene of the incident,” he stated.
He added that the police, together with the sister safety businesses and vigilantes have been mobilised to comb the areas to be able to rescue the seven kidnapped individuals.