Today 3 December, 2021

JUST IN; Father confirmed dead as gunmen kidnap six family members

A man identified has Ayuba has been confirmed dead and his family members abducted by kidnappers in kogi state.

The Kidnapp happened in a farm at lagbeta community in kogi

A relation of the victims, Ishaya Bulus, said the incident happened on Wednesday morning at about 10:12 am when the victims were harvesting seeds at the farm.

The late Mr Ayuba tried to escape and he was shot dead while his family members were abducted.

“They were busy harvesting beniseeds when the kidnappers suddenly appeared and rounded them up at gunpoint.”

“It was while they were moving the victims into the forest that one of them attempted to escape and one of the kidnappers opened fire on him,” he said.

He said the remains of the deceased has been deposited at a mortuary, even as he said the family was yet to establish contact with the kidnappers.

A member of the vigilante in Kotonkafe Local Government Area, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the incident, even as she said vigilantes were combing the forest around the area in order to trace the kidnappers’ hideout.

Efforts to reach the Police as the time of this report was not successful as the spokesman of the state police command, CSP Williams Ovye Aya, did not pick his calls and also did not reply to a text message sent to him.

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