Gunmen have shot a building materials dealer, Mr. Chinwe Obi, and abducted his wife, Rosemary, in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

The couple were said to be on their way home after closing from their workplace when the incident occurred at Peace Community junction.

According to an eye witness’ account, the gunmen had trailed Obi and shot his car, forcing him to stop.

They were also reported to have taken his wife with them, leaving him behind in the vehicle with the injuries he sustained while struggling to break free.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya, said the command was on the trail of the kidnappers.

Aya also said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, visited the scene of the incident and assured that the perpetrators would be fished out.

He, however, called on anyone with useful information to contact the police.

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