Breaking; Suspected kidnappers shot Kogi commissioner of Environment, others abducted



–security agencies, vigilantes, hunters makes effort to rescue victims

Momoh Obansa, Lokoja

The Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Adewale Omofaye on Sunday escaped being kidnapped but was shot on the leg by some suspected kidnappers.

It was reliably gathered that the incident happened between Ikoyi and Iyara at about 5pm on Sunday evening.

Our reporter further gathered that the commissioner was on his way to Lokoja when over 5 suspected kidnappers opened fire on his vehicle.

The source said they were three in numbers in the car but the commissioner sustained gun shot from the kidnappers as they were able to escaped from the scene of the attack.

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Another eye witness said some other road users were kidnapped and taken into the bush by the kidnappers.

The source further confirmed that the Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area who doubles as ALGON chairman in Kogi State, Hon. Isah Taufiq has mobilized the vigilantes and hunters in search of scores that were kidnapped by the kidnappers

Meanwhile, the Ikoyi-Ijumu Development Association (IDA) leadership was said to have been on top of the matter and highly impressed with the very swift response of the Security personnels, especially, the DPO at Iyara and Vigilantes, including the hunters under the direct supervision of Ijumu LG Chair.


The Olukoyi has also reportedly visited the site of the incident for on the spot assessment.

However, the Commissioner of environment, Adewale Omofaiye is reported to be in stable condition having escaped with injuries.

When contracted, the Kogi state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP William Ayah said the command has not been brief about the development.

He promised to get back to our reporter when he has been properly briefed, but up till the time of filling this report, there has not been any official report from the kogi state police cammand.



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