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Gunmen Abduct Mother Of Kogi Gov’s Chief Of Staff


Gunmen have abducted the mother of the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, Abdulkarim Asuku, in Kogi State.

A report by Channels Television noted that the victim, Mrs Seriya Raji, was reported to have been abducted from her residence on Monday evening at Inese/Ovakere New Layout in Nagazi community.

Nagazi community is located in Adavi Local Government Area of the state. Police authorities in the state have yet to confirm the incident.

In an interview on Tuesday, a resident of the community told Channels Television that the gunmen storm Seriya’s residence at about 7:40pm shortly after she observed the evening prayer at a mosque within the premises.

He explained that the abductors, numbering about six and dressed in black suits with masks, came with a polytene bag suspected to be concealing guns and other dangerous weapons.

The source said they entered the victim’s house through the mosque and whisked her away to an unknown destination, using the car they brought for the operation.

As of the time of filing this report, the abductors have yet to make any contact with the family of their victim.


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