One person killed, 10 others abducted as gunmen invade Train Station
Unknown gunmen invaded a train- stop point in Ajaokuta, Kogi State on Monday, killing one person and kidnapping 10 others.
Reports say the incident occurred around 2pm and that the victim, simply identified as Dennis was on his way to pick his boss from work before the gunmen opened fire on him and took away 10 other persons to unknown destination.
A source within the Ajaokuta village, where the incident happened, said the kidnappers have contacted one of their victims’ families and demanded N20 million ransom.
A resident of Ajaokuta community, Dele Ajala said, “The latest kidnap has plunged some of the victim’s family into sorrow.
“This just goes to show how insecure the country is. There is a need to reinforce the state with adequate police officers to counter this kind of issue.
“Robbery, kidnapping has now become legal businesses in the country.
“It is appalling to see people fall victim to kidnapping on daily basis. This shows that the people cannot trust their government to secure them anymore.”
When contacted, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, William Ovye Aya, said the command is yet to be briefed about the incident.