Unknown Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted seven people, including a medical doctor and a lawyer at Geregu-Ajaokuta road in Kogi State. According to reports from daily post, it was learnt that they were abducted at about 2pm on Tuesday. The State police command confirmed the incident on Wednesday in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.
According to an eyewitness, the unknown gunmen laid siege on the said road for hours, shooting sporadically and in the process, many passengers were abducted, with many also receiving various degrees of injuries. Information reaching us from our reliable source reveals that among those abducted to an unknown destination were Mr Joe Abba, his wife and Barrister Abba Aduojo, who were returning from a burial in a village near Alloma in Ofu Local Government Area of the State.
Also abducted is a yet to be identified doctor said to be on his way back to Lokoja from an official assignment to Prince Abubakar Audu University Teaching Hospital, Anyigba.
According to a relative of one of the victims; “They were kidnapped at gun-point around 2pm in the afternoon, my friend’s wife was shot in the leg and she is presently recuperating at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja,” she stated.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Williams Ovye Aya, the command got wind of the attack by the hoodlums and drafted the men of the Rapid Response Squad operating in the area.
According to the words of Williams Ovye Aya; “Seven persons were abducted and taken to the bush, six people were rescued with bullet wounds and six vehicles were recovered at the scene of the incident”, he stated.
He added that a combined manhunt against the hoodlums has commenced, in order to rescue the seven abducted persons in their custody.
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