Pandemonium erupted in Lokoja, Kogi state capital when some unidentified gunmen kidnapped a popular supermarket operator identified as Ugochukwu Okpala.
PUNCH reports that Okpala was abducted in front of Seat of Wisdom supermarket along Gadumo, Ganaja road, shortly after she closed for the day.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, William Aya said that the police was informed that Okpala was about to enter her car when the assailants accosted and whisked her off to an unknown destination.
He also noted that the kidnappers abandoned Okpala’s car and drove off in their own car.
“We got the information about the kidnap and the Commissioner of police have activated all security architecture to ensure that the lady is freed without hurt while the culprits would be apprehended and brought to justice,” Aya said.