- Four officials of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) were kidnapped on Sunday, February 16
- The officials were kidnapped along the Lokoja/Obajana/Kabba Road in Kogi state
- Sources said the officials were abducted on their way to Kabba in preparation for the mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination from JAMB headquarters when they were kidnapped
Some officials of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have been abducted by some kidnappers along the Abuja-Lokoja Expressway, Daily Trust reports.
The four officials were coming from the board's headquarters to Kabba axis on Sunday, February 16, evening were said to have been abducted at the Lokoja/Obajana/Kabba Road in Kogi state.
It was gathered that the officials were on their way to Kabba in preparation for the mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination when the incident happened.
Eyewitnesses said some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers ambushed the officials' vehicle at Obajana area and forced them into the bush.
Confirming the incident, the Kogi state Police command spokesperson, DSP William Ayah, said a team of Anti-Robbery squad had been deployed to comb the area in search of the JAMB officials.
Ayah said one of the officials who have been identified as Hamza has already been rescued and is currently receiving treatment in a nearby hospital.
Also reacting, the spokesperson for JAMB, Fabia Benjamin, said efforts are being made by the board in collaboration with relevant security agencies to ensure their release.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, had on Monday, February 17, denied reports that he escaped been abducted by some kidnappers at the Rigasa train station area in Kaduna.
Some kidnappers had laid an ambush on the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on Sunday evening but the attack was foiled by security agents.
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