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Kidnappers Kill Two, Adopt Several Passengers in Kogi

Commercial driver killed in the attack

By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have once again struck at Gegu, killed two, adopted several passengers along Lokoja- Abuja highway on Wednesday, while others sustained injuries.

This is happening one week after armed robbery gang attacked police Station, commercial bank and killed nine persons including eight police officers in Isanlu.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred at about 6.30am on Wednesday between Acheni and Gegu in Kogi Local government which left many persons kidnapped.

Late Nicolas Offodile aka Chuck

The victims of Wednesday’s gunmen attack is the business mogul and owner of Chucks Supper Market in Lokoja, Mr. Nicolas Offordile and one other commercial driver from Gegu town.

Our correspondent gathered Offordile was going to Abuja from Lokoja on Wednesday morning in his private car with registration LKJ 658 PU Lexus Jeep and ran into gunmen’s roadblock at Gegu in Kogi Local area of the State as they were shooting at oncoming vehicles, while the other victim was killed in the same manner.

Sources hinted that about eight vehicles were involved and several passengers received sustained degree of injuries while running for cover.

It was gathered the daredevil gunmen stopped and attacked commercial vehicles and a Luxury bus heading towards Abuja, the  Federal Capital Territory,  kidnapped several people.

It gathered that with the arrival of police in the area, the suspected kidnapper went to another area to mount another roadblock.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP William Aya who confirmed the incident, said two persons were killed in their vehicles.

Aya pointed out that the Chief Executive Officer of popular Chucks Super Market was killed and a commercial driver around Gege along Abuja Lokoja Highway on Wednesday.


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