Kidnappers On Rampage In Kogi As Another 12 Kidnapped in Fresh Strike in Itobe- Police

From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja

Barely few days of the reported Kidnapping of Six Staff of JAMB along Obajana road in Kogi, another 12 persons were said to have been kidnapped along Itobe – Ajegu community in Ofu local government area of Kogi State on Sunday evening.

Authority reliably gathered 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 to Anyigba in Dekina local government area of the state.

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

The vehicles was said to have ran into the kidnappers in-between Itobe and Ajegu road in Ofu local government area of Kogi state.

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

The source also disclosed that abductors were demanding for 30 millions ransom fee to free them. “But as at Tuesday morning, they 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 can not ascertained the number of people kidnapped.

He however, disclosed that anti-robbery squad are already on ground to rescue the victims.

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