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Police confirm abduction of another set of 12 persons in Kogi


The Kogi state police command has confirmed the abduction of another set of 12 persons along Itobe/Ajegu community in Ofu local government area of the State.

The state police public relations officer DSP William Aya said that the victims were traveling from Warri in a Toyota Hiace bus when they were abducted.

He, however, said that the number of victims is yet to be ascertained.

A source which pleaded annonymity told our correspondent that the Kidnappers were demanding for 30 million ransom to free the victims.

It was 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.

Our source also 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 in Ofu local government area of Kogi state along the road.

The driver who managed to escape being kidnapped went to lay official report with the Police at Itobe Division.

The source also disclosed that abductors are demanding for 30 millions ransom fee to free them, but as at Tuesday morning have reduced the ransom to N1.5 million per victim.

Recall that on that same Sunday around six o’clock in the evening,six passengers were abducted along Lokoja Kabba road in the Western flank of the state.