Travellers Kidnapped On Kogi Expressway


Unknown gunmen, on Wednesday, kidnapped an unspecified number of travellers at Ijagbe community in Mopamuro local government area of Kogi state.

Sources said the armed men intercepted a passenger bus and a newly-imported vehicle on the federal highway, abducted passengers on board.

One of the passengers, Mr. Abdul Ohinoyi who claimed he escaped miraculously told newsmen that the kidnappers hijacked a passenger bus and abducted all passengers on board.

According to him, one of his in-laws was also kidnapped, adding that the bandits are yet to establish contact with the victim’s families.

“Kidnappers hijacked passengers bus and another car, it was one of these ‘Tokunbo’ (imported fairly used) vehicles; the vehicle even had an accident and crashed into a tree but they still entered and picked the occupants.

“It happened on Wednesday morning. They’ve not contacted anyone but police and vigilantes are in the bush searching for the bandits and victims,” he said

Kogi State Police Command, on Thursday, confirmed the kidnapping of two passengers on Wednesday in Ijagbe community.

The Police spokesman, SP William Aya, said only two persons were kidnapped and not all occupants of the passengers bus.

He added that as the information got to the command, the Commissioner of Police quickly drafted his men fully armed to the Ijagbe community where the incident happened.


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