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Gunmen Abduct Doctor, Lawyer, Five Others In Kogi

Gunmen Abduct Doctor, Lawyer, Five Others In Kogi

Seven individuals together with a health care provider and a lawyer have been kidnapped by gunmen at Geregu-Ajaokuta highway in Kogi State.

Dailypost reported that they had been kidnapped at about 2pm on Tuesday.

The State police command confirmed the incident on Wednesday in Lokoja.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen laid siege on the mentioned highway for hours, taking pictures sporadically and within the course of, many passengers had been kidnapped, with many additionally receiving numerous levels of accidents.

This {source} posited additional that amongst these kidnapped to unknown locations had been Mr Joe Abba, his spouse and Barrister Abba Aduojo, who had been getting back from a burial in a village close to Alloma in Ofu Local Government Area of the State.

Also kidnapped is a but to be recognized physician mentioned to be on his means again to Lokoja from an official project to the Prince Abubakar Audu University Teaching Hospital, Anyigba

“They were kidnapped at gun-point around 2pm; my friend’s wife was shot in the leg and is presently recuperating at the Federal Medical Centre, lokoja”, mentioned a relative of one of many victims.

According to the State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ovye Aya, the command acquired wind of the assault by the hoodlums and drafted the boys of the Rapid Response Squad working within the space.

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

He added {that a} mixed manhunt towards the hoodlums has commenced, with the intention to rescue the seven kidnapped individuals of their custody.

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