Police Launch Manhunt for Kidnappers of Kogi Ex-Lawmaker


The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has launched a manhunt for the gunmen who kidnapped a former House of Assembly member in Kogi State, Hon Friday Makama and an Igala Prince Frederick Adejoh alongside other hotel guests.

Makama and the other victims were kidnapped at the Hilltop Hotel owned by Frederick Adejoh at Tungan Maje community, near Zuba.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam who confirmed the abduction, disclosed that the police are on the trail of the gunmen.

“Immediately, we received the information, the Command launched a manhunt of special squad to apprehend the gunmen and free the victims.”

It would be recalled that the Anti Kidnapping Squad of the FCT Police Command recently arrested members of Tungan-Maje kidnapping gangs and recovered huge ransome payments.

The gang members belonged to a notorious syndicate involved in major abductions along Bwari-Byzahin, Kuje-Kwali axis and Niger State.

Other suspects were arrested for threatening residents of Tunga-Maje to pay ‘ransom’ to avoid being kidnapped.

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