Two Abuja-bound Bus Passengers Kidnapped in Kogi


Passengers traveling in two buses from the eastern part of the country to Abuja have been kidnapped on the Inele-Eteke Ogugu new road in Kogi East Senatorial district in the state.

Our correspondent gathered on Monday that GIG and ABC transport buses heading to Abuja were hijacked by kidnappers in Kogi state.

The source further disclosed that the GIG bus left Umuahia at 7:30 am on Saturday on its way to Abuja.

According to the source, the GIG company said they have contacted security services and are tracking them.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the incident.

The Command Public Relations Officer, SP William Ayah, in a statement issued on Monday and available to our correspondent, stated that the incident happened, but the DPO, Local Vigilantes, and Hunters have been in the bush in an effort to rescue the victims.

According to him, two buses were involved, but he cannot say how many passengers were kidnapped during the incident.

He further disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, CP Bethrand Onuoha, has deployed an additional Tactical Squad consisting of Quick Response Unit, Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit, as well as conventional Police personnel to the area to continue with the bush combing and ensure all victims are rescued unhurt.


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