Police confirm abduction of seven travellers in Kogi state

Update: Police confirm abduction of seven travellers in Kogi state

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that no fewer than seven travellers were abducted by suspected kidnappers at Geregu-Ajaokuta road in the state.


Punch had reported that those abducted include a lawyer, a doctor, and five others traveling in different vehicles around 2pm on Tuesday June 21. 


A source identified those abducted to include Mr Joe Abba, his wife, and Barrister Abba Aduojo who were returning from a burial ceremony in a village near Alloma in Ofu local government Area of the state.


A doctor said to be on his way back to Lokoja from an official assignment to the Prince Abubakar Audu University Teaching Hospital, Anyigba, was also a victim of the attack. 


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


Aya said; 


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


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.

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