Just In: Tension as Gunmen Stage Mass Abduction in Kogi State

Just In: Tension as Gunmen Stage Mass Abduction in Kogi State

  • A major mass abduction incident has been reported in Itobe, Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi state
  • The Kogi state police command confirmed that six workers of a company were kidnapped while working at a mining site
  • A wife of one of the victims, Mrs Asanah Shaibu, urged the police to help rescue her husband and others, noting that the kidnappers have not contacted her

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Ajaokuta LGA, Kogi state - Suspected gunmen have reportedly kidnapped six workers of a ceramic company located at Itobe, Kogi state.

PM News reported that the spokesman of the state police command, William Aya, told newsmen on Wednesday, June 30 that the workers were kidnapped on Tuesday, June 29.

Gunmen Stage Mass Abduction in Kogi State
Unknown gunmen have kidnapped six workers of a ceramic company located at Itobe, Kogi state. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Aya said that the workers were working at one of the mining sites of the company located at Emiworo community in the Ajaokuta local government area when they were abducted.

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The kidnappers who were said to be heavily armed overpowered the workers before marching them into the bush.

Aya said that the police in collaboration with other security agencies had commenced a manhunt for the kidnappers, The Guardian also reported.

He assured that the victims would be rescued unhurt very soon.

Meanwhile, Mrs Asanah Shaibu whose husband, Hassan Shaibu, was among those kidnapped has us begged the Kogi police to help in rescuing her husband and other victims.

She added that the kidnappers were yet to contact the family.

With prayers, Nigeria will win war against kidnapping - Gowon

Meanwhile, Nigeria's former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, has said that with collective and concerted prayers from all Nigerians irrespective of religion or ethnicity, the country will win the war against armed banditry, kidnapping, and other social ills.

Gowon made the comment at a one-day prayer rally to seek God’s intervention in the affairs of the country.

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The event held was at the Calvary Life Assembly, Nomansland, Kano state with the theme, “Awake, put on strength the arm of the Lord.”

Benue government demolishes buildings belonging to kidnapper

In other news, the Benue government has reportedly demolished two buildings allegedly belonging to the most wanted bandit and kidnapper in the state, Cephas Shekere aka Azonto.

The state's anti-kidnapping law prescribed among others, the demolition of any property used as kidnappers den and haven for other violent crime activities in the state.

The government also announced the arrest of two members of the gang terrorising the state.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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