- The high and mighty appear not to be spared as the kidnap of residents of various communities in Kogi state skyrocket
- A recent incident involves the abduction of the mother of the chief of staff to Governor Yahaya Bello at her residence
- Seriya Raji was kidnapped by six masked gunmen after she observed her evening prayers at a mosque near her residence
The mother of Abdulkarim Asuku, the chief of staff to the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has been kidnapped.
Daily Trust reports that Seriya Raji was kidnapped when some yet to be identified gunmen invaded her residence in Adavi local government area of Kogi state on Monday, December 13.
Sources who spoke on the incident said the gunmen whisked Raji away a few moments after she had observed her evening prayers in a mosque at Inese/Ovakere new layout in Nagazi community in Adavi LGA.
It was gathered that the kidnappers numbering about six all wore masks to conceal their identities.
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Daily Independent reports that the kidnappers who gained access to the woman's house through the mosque where she earlier made her prayers, whisked her away to an unknown location.
The kidnappers are also yet to make contact with any member of Raji's family or the chief of staff to the governor himself.
Kogi state hunters launch attack on kidnappers
The hunters invaded a forest where some kidnappers use as their hideout and arrested some of the suspects.
The arrest of the suspected kidnappers followed gunfire between the criminal and some of the hunters led by a local government chairman in the state.
Gumi provides succour to herdsmen in a Kogi forest
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has led a medical team into a forest in Kogi state.
The medical team, Legit.ng gathered would help render some kind of tremendous assistance to Fulani settlements across the country.
The settlement is located in Ayangban grazing reserve in Yagba local government area of Kogi state.
Sheikh Gumi advises Nigerians on how to treat bandits
Also, in a recent move to protect some of the bandits, Gumi had urged every Nigerian to treat criminals with some level of dignity.
The ever-controversial Islamic scholar condemned the dehumanisation and terrorising of bandits operating in the northwest region of the country.
He said that Nigerians can live in peace with the criminals with a few tips he made available.