Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Elder Statesman, Isa Ozi Salami, Shoot Three Others in Separate Attacks

Gunmen went on rampage in Kogi Central Senatorial District from Wednesday through to Thursday in series of attacks in Adavi Local Government Area and the Otite community of Okehi Local Government Area of the state.

Netizens had reported last night, an attack on three occupants of a car along the Federal College of Education road in Otite.

One of the occupants reportedly escaped by the whiskers, while two others were not lucky and got shot by the gunmen.

Few hours later, Thursday morning, a popular politician and Ohi Otenyiete of Ebiraland, Alh. Isa Ozi Salami was kidnapped on his way to the mosque in Ogaminana.

An eyewitness named Ilyas Okaraga who reportedly witnessed the abduction was also shot by the gunmen.

Alh. Salami who is also a Board member of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC, had yesterday commissioned a water project in the local government.


“Omo I can’t even breathe rn
And to imagine I was actually walking around looking for akara and d next thing was to see people been shot at 💔💔 Comfort Mjhammed


“So sad I know one of the men very well he’s a Yoruba man May his soul rest in peace.

Ibrahim Shefiyat

“This is very bad
Alh Isah ozi salami was kidnapped this morning in his own residents at Uruvucheba Ogaminana in kogi state and Iliyas Okaraga was shot bcoz he witness the scenario.. We are not longer safe in our own state again haba. Security this security that. May Allah bring him back unhurt and healthy.” Kaseem Chelsea

Isa Ozi Salami

“Unknown gunmen for kogi state, nawa oooo, may God help this nation. Prince J. Asipita

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