Kidnappers abduct 12 travellers in Kogi, demand N30m ransom

Posted by News Express | 19 February 2020 | 2,765 times

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By EMMANUEL ADEYEMI, Lokoja

No few than  12 persons were again kidnapped along Itobe–Ajegu community in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State few hours when six JAMB staff were also kidnapped along Obajana-Kabba Road.

The kidnappers, according to source, were demanding N30 million ransom to free the victims.

An eyewitness’ account said that the abductees boarded a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to Eleojo Transport Service with registration number KSF 19 XZ from Warri, in Delta State, on Sunday morning with 16 passengers heading for Anyigba, in Dekina Local Government area of the state.

According to source who pleaded for anonymity revealed that the Toyota bus left Warri with 16 passengers, but four alighted at Okene and were left with 12 persons in the car, including the driver.

The vehicle was said to have run into the kidnappers in-between Itobe and Ajegu in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi state along the road.

The driver who was able to escape being kidnapped went to lay official report with the Police at Itobe Division.

The source also disclosed that abductors are demanding for N30 million ransom to free them, but as of Tuesday evening, have reduced the ransom to N1.5 million per victim.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Kogi State Police Command, DSP William Ayah, said the kidnapping incident occurred at Itobe, but the police could not ascertain the number of people kidnapped.

He, however, disclosed that anti-robbery squad is already on the ground to rescue the victims. (The Sun)


Source: News Express

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