Gunmen Abduct Four Local Govt Staff in Kogi

Gunmen have abducted four Local Government workers along Kabba-Obajana Road on their way to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, for screening.

It was gathered that during the incident which happened on Tuesday and Wednesday, one Olu Abraham, Fehintola Osho and Balogun Blessing and the head of department of works, all workers of the Mopa-Muro Local Government Area, were kidnapped.

This was made known on Wednesday on the floor of the state House of Assembly by the member representing Mopa-Muro constituency, Pedro Obaro.

Obaro also observed the bad nature of the Kabba-Obajana Road had made it easy for kidnappers to have a field day.

He said, “On Tuesday the HOD, Works, of the Mopa Muro LGA was abducted while on her way to Lokoja. His whereabouts is presently not known.”


“This morning (Wednesday), I was informed that three staff members of the same LGA were kidnapped.”

Members of the Assembly agreed that the state government should deploy sufficient security personnel in the area and also ensured a 24-hour patrol on the road.

The House directed the House Committee on Security  and Judiciary to liaise with the state Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, to work out proactive  measures to tackle the insecurity  in the state.

  • Source - Punch



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